Subatomic Calculations=Finite Lifespan for Universe
So when our universe had it’s big bang, our whole universe ceased to exist? Do we owe our existence to the death of an entire universe? Mind boggling.
By Irene KlotzPosted 2013/02/18 at 5:53 pm EST
BOSTON, Feb. 18, 2013 (Reuters) — Scientists are still sorting out the details of last year’s discovery of the Higgs boson particle, but add up the numbers and it’s not looking good for the future of the universe, scientists said Monday.
If confirmed, the discovery would help resolve a key puzzle about how the universe came into existence some 13.7 billion years ago - and perhaps how it will end.
“This calculation tells you that many tens of billions of years from now, there’ll be a catastrophe,” Lykken said.
“A little bubble of what you might think of as an ‘alternative’ universe will appear somewhere and then it will expand out and destroy us,” Lykken said, adding that the event will unfold at the speed of light.