Is the universe coming to an end?

Is the universe coming to an end?

Everything will then be squeezed into a small, super hot and super heavy ball, and the universe as we know it and reside in will cease to exist.



By (Staff Report)

Published: Sun 15 Dec 2013, 4:56 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 9:12 AM

This may very well be the plot of a science fiction movie, but scientists at the University of Southern Denmark are quite serious about their find.

The calculations done by a team of physicists at the university have highlighted the possibility of the setting in of a process called universal “phase transition”, one that could begin any minute and cause everything – a single grain of sand, the planet Earth itself, every galaxy – to become millions of billions times heavier than it is now, leading to catastrophic repercussions.

Everything will then be squeezed into a small, super hot and super heavy ball, and the universe as we know it and reside in will cease to exist.

Theoretically, the process of “phase transition” is the complete opposite of what the Bing Bang theory had proposed some years ago.

The Daily Mail quoted Jens Frederik Colding Krog, a PhD student at the Centre for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology at University of Southern Denmark as saying: “Now we have performed more precise calculations, and we see two things: Yes, the universe will probably collapse, and a collapse is even more likely than the old calculations predicted.”

What makes it all the more frightening is the fact that the process might have already begun at the outer periphery of the universe and may consume the rest of it, or might even take a hundred million years to start, Jens Frederik Krog was quoted as saying.


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