xellas84: Considering our galaxy alone is 200,000 lightyears across, there's a good chance that if this started on the opposite side of our galaxy genetic drift in the human species would destroy humanity as we know it before this became a concern. If it happenened in any galaxy outside of our Local Group (which is 99.999999999999999% of them) then the sun's stellar evolution would be a far more pressing concern to us. In fact, it's entirely possible protonic decay may become a bigger concern, especially considering that universal expansion wouldn't be halted by this. The universe is BIG ya'll.
Copperbelly watersnake: Unless this were to happen inside our own solar system, this planet will probably be a charred ball floating around a dead sun before we would even be able to see evidence of it happening.
FloydA: If scientists are correct, the universe will be utterly destroyed. As a "glass half-full" kind of guy, I would like to point out that this includes Kanye and James Dobson.
Stile4aly: The possibility that we are living in a false vacuum has never been a cheering one to contemplate. Vacuum decay is the ultimate ecological catastrophe; in the new vacuum there are new constants of nature; after vacuum decay, not only is life as we know it impossible, so is chemistry as we know it. However, one could always draw stoic comfort from the possibility that perhaps in the course of time the new vacuum would sustain, if not life as we know it, at least some structures capable of knowing joy. This possibility has now been eliminated.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Coleman">Sidney Coleman & F. de Luccia
Torqueknot: What difference does it make if the ball is hard or not?
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