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What would be the ultimate fate of the Universe ?

Big Freeze
4 (36.4%)
Big Crunch
2 (18.2%)
Big Bounce
0 (0%)
Big Rip
0 (0%)
Multiverse: no complete end
5 (45.5%)
Don't Know
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 11

Voting closed: 24/10/2010 15:13:04

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Offline donchiragjain10036

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What is the future of the Universe?
« on: 19/10/2010 15:13:04 »
The ultimate fate of the universe is a topic in physical cosmology. Many possible fates are predicted by rival scientific theories, including futures of both finite and infinite duration.
Once the notion that the universe started with a Big Bang became accepted by a consensus of scientists, the ultimate fate of the universe became a valid cosmological question, one depending upon the physical properties of the mass/energy in the universe, its average density, and the rate of expansion.
« Last Edit: 19/10/2010 23:08:09 by chris »


 

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Re: What is the future of the Universe?
« Reply #1 on: 19/10/2010 22:31:38 »
My current opinion is that there are two answers to this question  Our universe will die eventually in a big freeze or rip (it depends how you look at it) but the multiverse will continue to have universes that form, evolve and die like ours.  Some of these will have been created by our universe.
 

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Re: What is the future of the Universe?
« Reply #2 on: 19/10/2010 23:04:11 »
I think the big freeze event will be part of the final event
Since there is the relativity of spacetime, which is bent by gravity, and gravity is not affected by a cold, everything will end upon itself.
 

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What is the future of the Universe?
« Reply #3 on: 19/10/2010 23:32:55 »
You forgot a box for (don't know) :P

I think  big freeze personally...
 

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« Reply #4 on: 20/10/2010 02:50:12 »
Ultimately, entropy must win. There is only thermal energy distributed evenly throughout the Universe.
 

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