What are the chances for a "big crunch" to happen?

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Offline The Scientist

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Please elaborate upon explanation. Thanks!
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What are the chances for a "big crunch" to happen?
« Reply #1 on: 19/12/2010 11:39:08 »
Please elaborate upon explanation. Thanks!


You require a numerical probability for a 'universal collapse' event?

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« Reply #2 on: 19/12/2010 11:42:23 »
Please elaborate upon explanation. Thanks!


You require a numerical probability for a 'universal collapse' event?

yea... kinda... :)
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What are the chances for a "big crunch" to happen?
« Reply #3 on: 19/12/2010 11:46:21 »
How about 'practically nil' [:o] ?

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What are the chances for a "big crunch" to happen?
« Reply #4 on: 19/12/2010 11:48:51 »
How about 'practically nil' [:o] ?

Oh? That's interesting, could you please elaborate further?
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What are the chances for a "big crunch" to happen?
« Reply #5 on: 19/12/2010 12:06:46 »
Please elaborate upon explanation. Thanks!


You require a numerical probability for a 'universal collapse' event?

yea... kinda... :)

....and what do you intend to do with such a numerical probability?

Perhaps the conditions necessary for such an event are more interesting to discuss?
« Last Edit: 19/12/2010 12:10:53 by Foolosophy »

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« Reply #6 on: 19/12/2010 19:10:37 »
I suspect that in our present state of cosmological knowledge any attempt to predict the likelihood of a big crunch would rely more on the crystal ball than the computer. However, there are some interesting side issues, such as the possibility that any information could pass through a crunch/bang situation into a succeeding universe.   
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« Reply #7 on: 20/12/2010 11:49:14 »
At the moment the best calculations and measurements we have show that the big crunch is very unlikely - the hubble constant is such that the universe will keep expanding and we will end up cold, dark, and lonely.
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