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The end times have been an issue for centuries and the theory that the universe will explode is a recurring theme in the discussions. Since its inception, it has been known that thanks to the mysterious dark matter the universe has been gradually expanding.
This has been a mystery that has haunted the life of astronomy and science in general, what will cause dark matter to expand the particles that make up the universe? However, since the European space agency carried out the Planck mission and managed to measure very accurately the “echo” left by the Big Bang 380000 million years ago, it has been possible to see precisely what the expansion of the real cosmic background has been and how this has affected the composition of the universe and a possible end result to it; the universe will explode.
According to experts, the universe will explode between 20,000 and 50,000 years.
Thanks to the data collected by the Plank space mission, experts have been able to determine that the composition of the Universe is determined: 4.9% is made up of matter we can observe (gas, dust, planets, their stars), 26.8% dark matter and 68.3% excess dark energy.
Needless to say, dark energy was discovered recently in the 1990s when supernovae and their explosions were being studied, and although it is not yet entirely clear what the function of this energy is, it is believed to be the engine that causes the universe to expand, causing galaxies to move further and further away from the Milky Way.
According to Plank, the speed at which galaxies moved away was 67.3 kilometers per second per megaparsec, however, over the years that speed increased to 74.3 kilometers per second per megaparsec.
Rober Caldwell, an astrophysicist at Dartmouth University in the United States, studied the effect that dark matter will have on the universe as it continues to grow, concluding that the universe could explode between 20,000 and 50,000 years.
The imminent end of the universe
Cadwell assures that following the increase in dark energy activity, it will reach full potency that will cause a breakdown in the Milky Way by over-expanding galaxies.
the universe will explode
The Milky Way would cease to be a spiral galaxy and the planets would leave their orbits, being able to get too close to their stars, which would cause a breakdown in the decomposition of the universe as it is known today. It is not yet known whether this theory can be 100% confirmed, but the possibility is there and, perhaps, we are not yet ready to prevent it.