The Higgs Boson May Have Saved Our Universe from Cosmic Collapse. For Now.

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Will the universe expand forever or eventually collapse into a tiny speck?

By Yasemin Saplakoglu |

A paper published in June suggested infinite expansion was impossible according to a major physics theory­ — a conjecture that made huge waves in the physics community.

„People get very, kind of, emotional about it because if it’s true and [is] discovered, it would be spectacular,“ said Timm Wrase, a physicist at the Vienna University of Technology.

Now, Wrase and his colleagues have published a separate study that pokes a huge hole in that argument, which means an ever-expanding universe can’t be ruled out just yet.

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