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Sunday, March 09, 2014

For Thine Is The Cosmos

Not with a whimper, but a bang?

The future ain’t what it used to be. Cosmologists were once confident they knew how the universe would end: it would just fade away. An ever colder, ever dimmer cosmos would slowly wind down until there were only cinders where the stars once shone. But that’s history.

Today’s science suggests many different possible futures. Cosmic cycles of death and rebirth might be on the cards, or a very peculiar end when the vacuum of space suddenly turns into something altogether different. The universe might collapse back in on itself in a big crunch. Or we could be in for an even more violent end called the big rip. Or a weird pixellation—the big snap. Or find our whole universe pouring down a wormhole (the big trip). The slow drift into darkness is still a contender, but fear not: that long night could be a lot more interesting than you might think—imagine the cosmos filled with giant diamonds.

Well, diamonds are also great and would suffice... 


March 9, 2014 in Mars, Bitches! | Permalink


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If there's one thing that is certain it is that the physics that seems so certain will turn out to not be certain at all and the cosmologists will be ever more all over the place.

If there's another thing that is certain, Neil Degrasse Tyson will be annoying and there is nothing in the world that would get me to watch a FOX show, especially one produced by Seth Macfarlane.

Posted by: Anthony McCarthy | Mar 9, 2014 11:15:55 AM

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