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'Dark energy' may mean the end of the universe


Posted on Thursday, 22 November, 2007 | Comment icon 8 comments | News tip by: Steelblade


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"Astronomers may have unwittingly hastened the end of the Universe by simply looking at it, according to a theory reported in next Saturday's New Scientist."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by cryingwoe on 22 November, 2007, 11:13
so the end of the world?
Comment icon #2 Posted by odas on 22 November, 2007, 11:36
First, someone should realy clearly define what UNIVERSE is. Only that what we can see either with a telescope or with the simple eye?? Including and/or excluding the Dark Matter?? If there is an end of the Universe, what is beyond it? Does the Universe float in something bigger?? If it expends then where to and in what?? If the Universe was created in a Big Bang, then where is the middle point of it's birth?? Does it expend in all sides at the same speed or does it float faster to one direction?? If it expandes to all directions, like a balloon then what is the power that produces such an exp... [More]
Comment icon #3 Posted by Blueguardian on 22 November, 2007, 11:59
seeing something does not effect how long it will last, if its gonna end it will do it itself, we dont reset its clock, we create a new one from when we percieve it, just because you cant see ti doesnt mean its not there, it doesnt matter. i hope the universe doesnt end, but then again it would make sense with that MOMMY ouija board story now, if it ends there will be a realm of nothing, where there is nothing, but is that the end? there has to be something out there somewhere, how can the universe expand? is it energy being created or used, how do we know its expanding? we cant see it, but at... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by The Silver Thong on 22 November, 2007, 14:17
I am so not worried about this, goes back to sleep
Comment icon #5 Posted by nothingliz on 23 November, 2007, 0:34
In the words of Jay and silent bob, "So? We are the center of the universe?" LOL In the words of ALF, "Ha! I Kill Me!"
Comment icon #6 Posted by Since804 on 23 November, 2007, 2:38
This made my brain scream. *shoves Turkey leg in eye socket
Comment icon #7 Posted by Mars on 23 November, 2007, 4:09
So then whats outside of the Universe??
Comment icon #8 Posted by mouse888 on 23 November, 2007, 4:24
oh come on we get new theories every year but guess what the universe won't end in my lifetime unless i get reincarnated?


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