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Forget about the threat that mankind poses to the Earth: our activities may be shortening the life of the universe too.
The startling claim is made by a pair of American cosmologists investigating the consequences for the cosmos of quantum theory, the most successful theory we have. Over the past few years, cosmologists have taken this powerful theory of what happens at the level of subatomic particles and tried to extend it to understand the universe, since it began in the subatomic realm during the Big Bang.
Originally posted by RedGolem
Ok so we are destroying our universe as well as the planet. Although I don't really think that matters to much as our galaxy is going to be colliding with Andromeda and everything in both galaxies will be destroyed any way.
Originally posted by Chemicalbrother
"Mergers and interactions between galaxies are an essential part of their dynamical evolution," said John Dubinksi, an astronomy professor at University of Toronto who has modeled the eventual clash between the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies.
There’s no mention of destruction, in fact quite the contrary.