Three Ways That The Universe Could End

A composite image showing the distribution of dark matter, galaxies, and hot gas in the core of the merging galaxy cluster Abell 520. NASA, ESA, CFHT, CXO, M.J. Jee (University of California, Davis), and A. Mahdavi (San Francisco State University)
Kristy Hamilton 01 Feb 2015, 20:12

What is the fate of the universe? While no one knows for certain, many scientists have formed hypotheses directed at this very question. The three most widely agreed upon are the Big Rip, the Big Freeze, and the Big Crunch. Each of these scenarios depend on dark energy—that mysterious force that scientists are still grappling to comprehend.

To teach the YouTube community a bit more about the ultimate fate of the universe, a team of information designers from Munich have created an entertaining video describing all three theories. Which do you think is more likely?




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