Saturday, August 19, 2017

[icqzdzoh] Science during the Big Rip

Assume the Big Rip scenario will occur as the ultimate fate of the universe.  Although the universe currently conceals its workings at its tiniest subatomic levels (what are quarks made of? Electrons?), all will be revealed (perhaps strings, but what are strings made of?) in the final moments of the Big Rip as expanding space itself functions like the ultimate atom smasher, tearing even the sturdiest of particles apart.

Unfortunately, it's hard to imagine life surviving until that point, and even if it does, after learning the secrets of the universe, they won't get to enjoy that knowledge for long.

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