Will the universe expand forever or eventually collapse into a tiny speck?
By Yasemin Saplakoglu | SPACE.com
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.