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(io9)   The Universe may tear itself apart in 16.7 billion years, which is 75% sooner than predicted. No word on how to blame someone for it. Yet   (io9.com) divider line 152
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NFA [TotalFark]
2012-07-29 02:53:30 PM
OBAMA!!!!!
 
2012-07-29 03:00:58 PM

NFA: OBAMA!!!!!


*shakes tiny fist*
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-07-29 03:03:49 PM
That's terrible. What will -- never mind, I thought you said million.
 
2012-07-29 03:17:23 PM
Meh, I didn't have anything planned for that day anyway.
 
2012-07-29 03:45:59 PM
It's all the greenhouse gasses causing global warming and destroying the universe
 
2012-07-29 03:54:05 PM
Hmm... Good question, but at this point I would remind everyone that our solar system lost a planet under Dubya.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-07-29 03:55:46 PM
Nabb1

We may have lost a major planet job, but we gained a whole bunch of minor planet jobs.
 
2012-07-29 03:56:02 PM

Nabb1: Hmm... Good question, but at this point I would remind everyone that our solar system lost a planet under Dubya.


No, that was Obama's fault, too.

www.strangecosmos.com
 
2012-07-29 04:10:27 PM

NFA: OBAMA!!!!!


This is what I thought immediately. Hilarious.
 
2012-07-29 04:21:15 PM
I'll be roughly 6 billion years old when that happens. I'm sure I'll be pretty chill.
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2012-07-29 04:23:37 PM

Nabb1: Hmm... Good question, but at this point I would remind everyone that our solar system lost a planet under Dubya.


BOOYA!
 
2012-07-29 04:27:39 PM
Damn...I better get going on that "to do" list
 
2012-07-29 04:29:59 PM

FloydA: Meh, I didn't have anything planned for that day anyway.


Dude, we're supposed to have dinner that night. This is so typical of you.
 
2012-07-29 05:04:53 PM
That's cool... I have my towel ready at all times.
 
2012-07-29 05:14:47 PM

dickfreckle: FloydA: Meh, I didn't have anything planned for that day anyway.

Dude, we're supposed to have dinner that night. This is so typical of you.



Oh, you said six billion years? Damn my hearing is shot. Now you know why I looked so confused!
I thought you said "let's have dinner and sex billions of years from now."
 
2012-07-29 05:20:10 PM
And yet, it'll happen on my one day off that week. Typical.
 
2012-07-29 05:23:38 PM

Nabb1: Hmm... Good question, but at this point I would remind everyone that our solar system lost a planet under Dubya.


You'll never hear THAT reported on FOX News, that's for sure.
 
2012-07-29 05:39:31 PM
I blame Chick-fil-a
 
2012-07-29 06:01:47 PM
But the entire universe is only 6,000 years old. Seems kind of lopsided.
 
2012-07-29 06:30:08 PM
Clearly it's the ultimate goal of the gay agenda.
 
2012-07-29 06:32:51 PM

Mugato: But the entire universe is only 6,000 years old. Seems kind of lopsided.


Are you saying God can't destroy the universe before He creates it??

HEATHEN!!!
 
2012-07-29 06:32:55 PM
Panic?
 
2012-07-29 06:34:52 PM

Lanadapter: Clearly it's the ultimate goal of the gay agenda.


yes, clearly this is the fault of the gays. So much ... dark matter & throttling.
 
2012-07-29 06:36:10 PM


To help cosmologists with their chalkboard equations, they have assigned the letter 'w' when working with dark energy - a way to mathematically depict the ratio of pressure and density of dark energy. The only problem, however, is they're not exactly sure what value to give it. But what they do know is that if they give w a value less than -1, their calculations reveal that dark energy will eventually grow to infinity - a regrettable turn of events that will cause everything in the universe to fly apart from each other - including tiny particles and any other building block of the Universe.



YAY! Unit-less numbers and pointless articles telling us nothing! How about a little more freakin' insight as t what dark matter or dark energy is fist, THEN we post pointless speculation as to what happens after humanity. Adjusting the estimated time frame for something we understand so little about we don't even have a proper name for it doesn't actually count as informative.

Besides, you can rip the universe apart much sooner than that by building a really big speaker on Africa, turning the moon into a column of ionized gases the diameter of the speaker, pointing the column at the sun, and plying the sun with non-stop boy band music. It will get so agitated that rather than nova or even supernova, it will collapse in on itself beyond gravity's limitations with a black hole and become a rift in space time itself which will spread faster than instantaneously to all corners of the sheet because I say so and that will be the end of that.
 
2012-07-29 06:37:19 PM
We must start colonizing other universes. For the SPECIES. Can someone get me Elon Musk on the phone? Gonna buy a few rockets tonight!
 
2012-07-29 06:40:22 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Can someone get me Elon Musk on the phone?


Now that's a conversation I'd love to overhear.
 
2012-07-29 06:44:25 PM
I don't know where you guys will be that night, but I'll be partying with Hotblack Desiato at Milliways.
 
2012-07-29 06:45:33 PM

theorellior: Quantum Apostrophe: Can someone get me Elon Musk on the phone?

Now that's a conversation I'd love to overhear.


Big time lag to Mars, no?
 
2012-07-29 06:49:26 PM
The Milky Way will be torn apart 32.9 million years before the big rip. The Earth will be ripped away from the Sun two months before the end, and we'll lose our moon with five days left. The Sun itself will be destroyed 28 minutes before the end of time, and the Earth will explode a mere 12 minutes later.

and then there will be nothing
nothing
nothing
NOTHING
 
2012-07-29 06:52:31 PM
so what happens after time stops?
 
2012-07-29 06:54:58 PM

dready zim: The Milky Way will be torn apart 32.9 million years before the big rip. The Earth will be ripped away from the Sun two months before the end, and we'll lose our moon with five days left. The Sun itself will be destroyed 28 minutes before the end of time, and the Earth will explode a mere 12 minutes later.

and then there will be nothing
nothing
nothing
NOTHING


Actually, there will be everything.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-29 06:57:33 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Mugato: But the entire universe is only 6,000 years old. Seems kind of lopsided.

Are you saying God can't destroy the universe before He creates it??

HEATHEN!!!



Well maybe but it sounds like he keeps farking up a lot.
 
2012-07-29 06:57:33 PM
I am immortal and can travel between dimensions sooooo it's kinda not a problem for me.
 
2012-07-29 06:59:36 PM

dready zim: so what happens after time stops?


I have it on good authority (Alan Parsons Project) that Time not only flows like a river, but does indeed go on forever. Oooooon foreeeeeeevuuhr.
 
2012-07-29 07:01:13 PM
TIME TO BAN GUNS!
 
2012-07-29 07:01:14 PM
As long some future lib types don't make the universe a gun free zone some cc citizens will be able to stop it.
 
2012-07-29 07:02:51 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Nabb1: Hmm... Good question, but at this point I would remind everyone that our solar system lost a planet under Dubya.

You'll never hear THAT reported on FOX News, that's for sure.


Pluto Not Even Biggest 'Dwarf Planet' Any More, Thanks For Nothing W
 
2012-07-29 07:04:27 PM

man metaphysical: I am immortal and can travel between dimensions sooooo it's kinda not a problem for me.


That whole "travel between dimensions" thing never made sense... does that mean that you start being able to see the world in WxHxL instead of LxWxH?
 
2012-07-29 07:09:54 PM

NFA: OBAMA!!!!!


0ver in 0ne.
 
2012-07-29 07:11:17 PM

Roook: It's all the greenhouse gasses causing global warming and destroying the universe


This.
 
2012-07-29 07:16:40 PM

Makh: I'll be roughly 6 billion years old when that happens. I'm sure I'll be pretty chill.


It goes quicker than you think. Your first billion years it feels like you have all the time in the universe.
 
2012-07-29 07:19:01 PM

SevenizGud: Roook: It's all the greenhouse gasses causing global warming and destroying the universe

This.


triangulations.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-29 07:19:52 PM

Makh: I'll be roughly 6 billion years old when that happens. I'm sure I'll be pretty chill.


You aren't going to be born for another 10.7 billion years? Wow, what's life like in the future? Have they fixed the Republican Party yet?
 
2012-07-29 07:27:33 PM
Matthew 24:35: The heavens and the Earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away

So at least there'll be something.
 
2012-07-29 07:43:38 PM
I would think that at some point in the vast expanses between superclusters grows so large that our current universe could fit inside it, the force would be great enough to overcome the attractive forces between the matter/antimatter pairs that spring into existence, and new big bangs take place. They are unable to observe anything of the pre-existing universe because the quark-gluon plasma phase of the new big bang is opaque to all light and radiation. Our universe is probably much bigger and much older than we could imagine and our big bang is just one of many that happen recursively all over the universe.

/I offer no evidence to support this. It merely amuses me to believe that our existence isn't finite.
 
2012-07-29 07:44:20 PM
It's God's punishment for tolerating homosexuals.
 
2012-07-29 07:53:45 PM
I blame the Big Bang going off prematurely.
 
2012-07-29 08:18:01 PM
I am much more in favor of this ending than the heat-death one. It's been a great universe, it should go out with a bang not a whimper.
 
2012-07-29 08:20:22 PM

meanmutton: Marcus Aurelius: Nabb1: Hmm... Good question, but at this point I would remind everyone that our solar system lost a planet under Dubya.

You'll never hear THAT reported on FOX News, that's for sure.

Pluto Not Even Biggest 'Dwarf Planet' Any More, Thanks For Nothing W


The whole Pluto thing STILL bothers me... I still don't understand how you retroactively set standards when they already exist. If they had set the minimum standards AT Pluto, that would make sense. I guess that's what happens when a rocket scientist like Dubya is in charge of things. ;-)
 
2012-07-29 08:40:32 PM
could this be prevented by changing the universe's cosmological constant?

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
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