In the far distant future will the expansion of the universe be so much faster/stronger that even…
Maria Konner

Ultimate fate of the universe

“Heat Death: In the case of indefinitely continuing metric expansion of space, the energy density in the universe will decrease until, after an estimated time of 10 to 1000th power years, it reaches thermodynamic equilibrium and no more structure will be possible. This will happen only after an extremely long time because first, all matter will collapse into black holes, which will then evaporate extremely slowly via Hawking radiation. The universe in this scenario will cease to be able to support life much earlier than this, after some 100 trillion years or so, when star formation ceases.”

As far as I know, what’s currently known about the constants of the Universe supports exactly this scenario.

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