Faster Than Light and the Big Rip

Einstein’s Relativity tells us the speed of light is the universal speed limit. Distant galaxies, though, are moving away from us much faster due to the expansion of spacetime, which will eventually rip the universe apart.

The universe’s final state is an infinitely stretched wasteland, in which no structure of any sort can exist.
The universe’s final state might be an infinitely stretched wasteland, in which no structure of any sort can exist.

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