Notices
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Future of the universe

  1. #1 Future of the universe 
    Junior Member Starlight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Nigeria
    Posts
    5
    Is the universe heading towards a Big freeze,a Big rip,a Big crunch,or a Big bounce?or is it part of an infinitely recurring cyclic model?
    Starlight
    Reply With Quote  
     

  2. #2  
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    236
    I would say cyclic. The main theory seems to be a big bang theory. All of a sudden a Universe was born from the void where there was nothing before. I think if this is true, it will return to that state and be born again and go back again over and over. The time frames are so huge so how can we know though? There are other theories I have heard which are a bit different and may be more enhanced, but they are far from mainstream physics but I think they also lean towards this sort of oscillating (or cyclic Universe theory).

    The question is certainly intriguing and thought provoking, thanks for it.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  3. #3  
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    428
    Quote Originally Posted by Starlight View Post
    Is the universe heading towards a Big freeze,a Big rip,a Big crunch,or a Big bounce?or is it part of an infinitely recurring cyclic model?
    The best scientific answer that we can offer today is that the universe appears to be headed for a Big Freeze, but other possibilities have not been completely ruled out. Wikipedia has a reasonable summary of the topic: Ultimate fate of the universe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    An oscillating universe is one of the more unlikely scenarios.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #4  
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    551
    Quote Originally Posted by Starlight View Post
    Is the universe heading towards a Big freeze,a Big rip,a Big crunch,or a Big bounce?or is it part of an infinitely recurring cyclic model?
    I don't believe that it's known for sure yet but given the presence of dark energy and the amount of other forms of matter in the universe I'd say that it will continue to expand forever and, as you put it, end up in a big freeze.
    Reply With Quote  
     

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •