Study shows the Universe is slowly dying

By Gabe Carey
Aug 11, 2015
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  1. Out with the old, in with the new, as the old saying goes -- or just out with the old. That's because, according to a new astronomical study, "the Universe is slowly dying". Scientists have contended with this theory for years, but the new discoveries present the downfall of everything we know with unparalleled certainty.

    The study comes from a team of approximately 100 scientists worldwide and some of the most powerful telescopes in the world. The team managed to study energy derived from over 200,000 galaxies in an extensive fragment of the observable universe, and based on what they saw, concluded that the amount of energy being radiated by the cosmos now is only half of what it was 2 billion years ago. The findings were published on the European Southern Observatory website, according to CNN.

    In the process, the researchers examined energy along a far-reaching lightwave spectrum in addition to other forms of electromagnetic radiation. The team says that energy is depleting through all wavelengths, including ultraviolet and far infrared.

    At 13.8 billion years old, "the Universe has basically sat down on the sofa, pulled up a blanket and is about to nod off for an eternal doze," as lead astronomer Simon Driver puts it.

    In its final years, the Universe will be nothing more than "a cold, dark and desolate place, where all of the lights go out," explains Luke Davies, another astronomer on the team.

    Rest assured, however, we're still trillions of years from the Universe's eternal demise.

    Scientists claim that the entire cosmos was inflicted by a massive blast called the Big Bang, which ocurred in an imperceptible fraction of a second and that, as a result, all energy and mass hails from that moment in time.

    By converting mass into energy using the effects of extreme gravity, which leads matter to burst into nuclear fusion, the cosmos was able to create numerous sources of radiation, the most familiar being stars.

    Also included is radiance from gas clouds, supernovas, and the discs of hot matter orbiting black holes that form quasars -- which, quite literally, burn brighter than a billion suns.

    "While most of the energy sloshing around in the universe arose in the aftermath of the Big Bang, additional energy is constantly being generated by stars as they fuse elements like hydrogen and helium together," Driver said.

    With new sources of radiation constantly being generated, it might come as a surprise to discover that all of it is fading while its energy proceeds to navigate the cosmos.

    Driver says this new energy either gets absorbed by dust while voyaging through the host galaxy or, alternatively, "escapes into intergalactic space and travels until it hits something," which could include a star, a planet, or perhaps less commonly, a telescope mirror.

    From seven of the world's most luxurious telescopes located in Australia, Chile, the United States, and in Earth's orbit, Driver's team observed wavelengths upon wavelengths of light as well as other electromagnetic waves.

    Piecing together data from the wavelengths collectively provides scientists with precise visual representation of the observable universe as opposed to compiling data individually.

    The team's discoveries will in turn be used for the Galaxy and Mass assembly project (GAMA), intended to administer a more comprehensive understanding of galaxy formations. Thus far, the project has been responsible for mapping out the position of 4 million galaxies.

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +310

    Study shows, Humans still know jack shiz about the universe, It also points to them being able to publish unrealistic surveys, studies, theory's and that humans are just really not cut out for the whole peace thing or the whole I'd rather understand it than throw 9 trillion theories until someone thinks its correct thing.

    Please can we stop with these pathetic click bait study articles? I want facts if I wanted "Theory" or "Fiction" like these study's I'd join a bible group.
    avioza, DaveBG and MoeJoe like this.
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,107   +1,376

    good riddance.
  4. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 699   +58

    We have only studied the universe for the past 500 years, and most of the knowledge and true understanding has been in the past 200, we know NOTHING of the universe.
    DaveBG and Gaara like this.
  5. MoeJoe

    MoeJoe TS Maniac Posts: 354   +170

    Come on Techspot.
    Cheer up !
  6. Rorshirk

    Rorshirk TS Rookie

    It takes 100 scientist to determine this? What a waste of time and money. Of course the Universe has a finite lifespan. It will expand until that slows to a crawl, then it will contract and the Big Bang will repeat. All this has probably happened countless times before.
    mosu and Skidmarksdeluxe like this.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,335   +1,936

    I tend to agree with your theory.
  8. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Guru Posts: 361   +49

    I thought the universe was expanding (according to some astrophysicists). I'm not sure I would take this to mean it's dying; there's so much about the universe we do not understand.
  9. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,494   +668

    Well hell .... I'm slowly dying too but you don't see my name in the headlines!
    dividebyzero, agb81 and wastedkill like this.
  10. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +310

    This article and study is just a trollfest show me a bit of energy that actually stays? whats that you cant? so what makes you think galaxies and energy in the universe is gonna stay intact forever?

    Is it april 1st because this article belongs on that day and if anyone for a second thinks this type of article is legit then please show me a study that shows god is real... because I'm telling you now its not gonna be a study of "We found god he was hiding in the sea all this time" its gonna be "Study shows god is not real"
  11. MSIGamer

    MSIGamer TS Rookie

    That'd be something like a perpetuum mobile, though. I find all these theories wildly outreagous when I just stop and think about them for a minute. The universe sustains itself infinitely long? The universe came into existance from an infinitely small point? I dare you to name one thing in the known world that acts similary. None of the theories mentioned in this thread or the article are supported by practical examples. We can't create a perpetuum mobile, we can't (really) create something out of nothing, we can't summon, create or explain a God...

    I encourage everyone to try to develop their own understanding of the universe and to never stop exploring, so research like this should definitely be supported in order to aid the evolution of mankind, but I still agree with those who are actually courageous enough to say they still don't know what the flippin' cheese is going on and that we are still eons away from developing a decent understanding of the universe, instead of purposefully brainwashing everyone with wild stories and theories based on grave assumptions.
  12. JJJJ1

    JJJJ1 TS Rookie

    There is no way of knowing what scientists theorise about is actual fact. So what if the universe/s is/are dying there's nothing we can do about it anyway. Just live ur life, try to be as comfortable as you can, enjoy the ride while it lasts and don't take life for granted. That's my opinion.
  13. Squid Surprise

    Squid Surprise TS Guru Posts: 810   +246

    Wow.... quite the purge on the comments here.... glad we got rid of the bible thumpers... honestly though, I really don't think we have to take this that seriously - unless you plan on living a few trillion years, this is largely irrelevant :)
  14. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Guru Posts: 361   +49

    Hey, I was planning on living that long :D
  15. abecedarian

    abecedarian TS Enthusiast Posts: 40

    Does this mean rents will be going down?
  16. rogueh4

    rogueh4 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Dying or becoming a new Universe
  17. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    Time for marshal law, the universe is dying and everyone is panicking. Don't tell Obama this news!
    rogueh4 likes this.

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