Posted on Saturday, 21 August, 2010 | 37 comments| News tip by: Waspie_Dwarf
Image credit: NASA/ESA/ESO
Astronomers observing a huge galaxy cluster believe that the universe will keep on expanding indefinately.
As stars and galaxies move further and further apart eventually the universe will become a dead, dark wasteland with a temperature gardually approaching absolute zero.
A "galactic lens" has revealed that the Universe will probably expand forever. Astronomers used the way that light from distant stars was distorted by a huge galactic cluster known as Abell 1689 to work out the amount of dark energy in the cosmos.