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Is the Uiverse ready to collapse on itself?

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#1 hokkaido53

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 06:12 PM

I don't pretend to understand this, but...the researchers claim they "have proven" the theory whereby a "shift in the forces of the universe will cause every particle in it to become extremely heavy".

The article explains this process is called "phase transition" and this new weight will essentially "squeeze" everything into a small, extremely hot, heavy, tiny ball.

http://www.news.com....be-about-to-...

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 06:20 PM

Does that mean it becomes a race between the collapsing Universe and the Yellowstone supervolcano?

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 06:29 PM

Well, if it is "ready to collaps on itself", that means it probably already is, but the light hasn't gotten here yet. And when it gets here, it'll certainly contain the supervolacano. Great articles for a snowy day. :lol:

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 07:13 PM



Good question.... At the moment everything we see in the universe is in the past. The present universe most likely looks considerably different from what we see today.. :o

It is possible that there is only a hand full of Super Galaxies floating around out there... :grin:

If the universe collapse on itself would indicated a cyclic universe...Which would mean we as beings would be reborn to relive our lives over and over again with no end in sight... :(

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 07:19 PM

Don't believe everything you read.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 07:26 PM

I think the concept of "now" is kind of meaningless when applied to the Universe as a whole. It only works in the "here".

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 08:44 PM

I think people, even well-educated people, come up with these theories to instigate discussion and controversy (and bring attention to themselves).

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 11:31 PM

It already started at the Virgo cluster.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 11:34 PM

I wonder if anyone is collecting these far out claims to put them into some sort of compendium.






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