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Collapse of the universe is closer than ever before: Title (some serious doom porn in theory !)

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posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 11:11 AM
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phys.org...


Maybe it happens tomorrow. Maybe in a billion years. Physicists have long predicted that the universe may one day collapse, and that everything in it will be compressed to a small hard ball. New calculations from physicists at the University of Southern Denmark now confirm this prediction – and they also conclude that the risk of a collapse is even greater than previously thought.


Sooner or later a radical shift in the forces of the universe will cause every little particle in it to become extremely heavy. Everything - every grain of sand on Earth, every planet in the solar system and every galaxy – will become millions of billions times heavier than it is now, and this will have disastrous consequences: The new weight will squeeze all material into a small, super hot and super heavy ball, and the universe as we know it will cease to exist.


Now for the more accepted view:


"The latest research shows that the universe's expansion is accelerating, so there is no reason to expect a collapse from cosmological observations. Thus it will probably not be Big Crunch that causes the universe to collapse", says Jens Frederik Colding Krog.

Although the new calculations predict that a collapse is now more likely than ever before, it is actually also possible, that it will not happen at all. It is a prerequisite for the phase change that the universe consists of the elementary particles that we know today, including the Higgs particle. If the universe contains undiscovered particles, the whole basis for the prediction of phase change disappears.


Which would seem to me (due to current and past observations) to be the case with the Higgs being made of even smaller particles called techni-quarks which then would tie end with string theory.

The article and link IMO has as much to do with the possibility that the Higgs is not the be all, end all, god particle, that it was once thought to be. So enjoy 2014 and beyond as far as the universe is concerned; again IMO.




posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 11:33 AM
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LMAO!!!
Theories of universal collapse? How long have WE known that the big bang actually happened and that matter from this event is still traveling outwards from galactic center? The REAL fact is that You and I will be so long gone a dead and many generations after ours before this theory of collapse or continuance doesn't even matter!! Andromeda approaches!! Planet X gets a noted discovery for the solar systems gravity wells it may or may not be the cause of…come on! The Gods will return before that happens….

Lord Almighty... We don't needlessly think about our ends as much as we should focus on Our immediate futures.

~ the TRUTH shall set us free ~



posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 02:25 PM
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You are forgetting the third future prediction of the universe:

1. Universe will continue expanding.
2. Universe will expand, then will begin to shrink and will cease to exist at the smallest end point.
3. Universe will forever expand, shrink, expand, shrink... in an on-going motion.

"Imagine throwing a plate of jelly through the air and only being able to measure its size from a two-dimensional state", the same inaccuracy is being used to measure the longevity of the universe, new perceptional tools would be required to determine such things, perhaps super-conscious.

lol, flying jelly.



posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 03:50 PM
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They are just doing bad drugs!

we will look back on the stupidity
of science and feel sad.



posted on Dec, 14 2013 @ 10:44 AM
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Have you ever studied the vedic scriptures? Take the concept, "breath of Brahma", there are even time cycles given... Seems like nothing that wasn't already known, forgotten maybe...




 
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