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hokkaido53
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Is the Uiverse ready to collapse on itself?
      #6253132 - 12/14/13 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.au/technology/science/why-the-universe-could-be-about-to-...


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llanitedave
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Re: Is the Uiverse ready to collapse on itself? new [Re: hokkaido53]
      #6253139 - 12/14/13 06:20 PM

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

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The Mighty Mo
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Re: Is the Uiverse ready to collapse on itself? new [Re: llanitedave]
      #6253154 - 12/14/13 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.

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StarWars
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Re: Is the Uiverse ready to collapse on itself? new [Re: hokkaido53]
      #6253235 - 12/14/13 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..

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

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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PeterR280
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Re: Is the Uiverse ready to collapse on itself? new [Re: StarWars]
      #6253252 - 12/14/13 07:19 PM

Don't believe everything you read.

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llanitedave
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Re: Is the Uiverse ready to collapse on itself? new [Re: PeterR280]
      #6253268 - 12/14/13 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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hokkaido53
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Re: Is the Uiverse ready to collapse on itself? new [Re: llanitedave]
      #6253400 - 12/14/13 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).

Roy


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PeterR280
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Re: Is the Uiverse ready to collapse on itself? new [Re: hokkaido53]
      #6253629 - 12/14/13 11:31 PM

It already started at the Virgo cluster.

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PeterR280
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Re: Is the Uiverse ready to collapse on itself? new [Re: PeterR280]
      #6253630 - 12/14/13 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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