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SciTech Could the Universe Collapse Today?

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  1. Gyani Jarnail Singh

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    Could the universe collapse TODAY? Physicists claim that risk is ‘more likely than ever and may have already started’

    • Collapse could be down to a subatomic particle known as the Higgs boson
    • Higgs boson is evidence for an energy field that pervades the universe
    • Shift in field will cause particles in it to become billions of times heavier
    • The new weight will squeeze all material into a small, super-hot and heavy ball, and the universe as we know it will cease to exist

    By Ellie Zolfagharifard


    The universe could be about to collapse and everything in it - including us - will be compressed into a small, hard ball.

    The process may already have started somewhere in our cosmos and is eating away at the rest of the universe, according to theoretical physicists.

    The mind-bending concept has been around for a while, but now researchers in Denmark claim they have proven it is possible with mathematical equations.

    Collapse of universe

    The basis of the theory is that sooner or later a radical shift in the forces of the universe will cause every particle in it to become extremely heavy.

    Everything - every grain of sand, every planet and every galaxy – will become billions of times heavier than it is now.

    The theory suggests that the new weight will squeeze all material into a small, super-hot and heavy ball, and the universe as we know it will cease to exist.

    This violent process is called a ‘phase transition’ and is similar to what happens when, for example, water turns to steam or a magnet heats up and loses its power.

    The violent process is called a 'phase transition' and is similar to what happens when, for example, water turns to steam or a magnet heats up and loses its power

    According to something known as the Higgs theory, a phase transition such as this took place one tenth of a billionth of a second after the Big Bang, causing a shift in the fabric of space-time.

    During this transition, empty space became filled with an invisible substance that we now call the Higgs field.

    Some elementary particles interact with this field, gaining energy in the process, and this intrinsic energy is known as the mass of a particle.

    By using mathematical equations, researchers at the University of Southern Denmark have discovered that the Higgs field could exist in two states, just like matter can exist as a liquid or a solid.

    In the second state, the Higgs field is billions of times denser than what scientists have already observed.

    If this ultra-dense Higgs field exists, then a 'bubble' of this state could suddenly appear in a certain place of the universe at anytime, similar to when you boil water.

    The bubble would then expand at the speed of light, entering all space, and turning the Higgs field from the state it is in now into a new one.

    All elementary particles inside the bubble will reach a mass much heavier than if they were outside the bubble, and they would be pulled together to form supermassive centres.

    ‘Many theories and calculations predict such a phase transition– but there have been some uncertainties in the previous calculations,’ said Jens Krog, PhD student at University of Southern Denmark.

    ‘Now we have performed more precise calculations, and we see two things: Yes, the universe will probably collapse, and: A collapse is even more likely than the old calculations predicted.’


    ‘The phase transition will start somewhere in the universe and spread from there. Maybe the collapse has already started somewhere in the universe and right now it is eating its way into the rest of the universe.

    'Maybe a collapse is starting right now right here. Or maybe it will start far away from here in a billion years. We do not know.’

    The researchers looked at three main equations that underlie the prediction of a phase transition and showed how these equations can be worked out together and interact with each other.

    Although the new calculations predict that a collapse is now more likely than ever before, it is also possible, that it will not happen at all.

    It is a prerequisite for the phase change that the universe consists of the elementary particles that we know today, including the Higgs particle.

    If the universe contains undiscovered particles, the whole basis for the prediction of phase change would prove false.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...-claim-risk-likely-started.html#ixzz2nTDweVJb
     

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    Daily Mail at it again...
     
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    It has the word "DAILY" in its name..so what do you expect ?? Anyway this article is not gossip or hearsay..its got some merits
     
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    The article does have merits. Of importance is that these two men took the discovery of Higgs Boson seriously enough to work out its implications. There is nothing wrong with their logic and this reminds us that we do not know when we will draw our last breath or when the destruction that gives rise to new creation will take place.

    The last sentence also carries a lot of weight. If there are unknown particles, then the collapse of Higgs Boson fails, the mathematics fails. Higgs Boson itself was unknown a few years ago, but it was suspected. If Higgs was unknown, what else is also unknown? So the universe may not collapse ......... just yet.
     
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    The Daily Mail is a joke of a newspaper. It supported Adolph Hitler and the Blackshirts (British Nazi movement) in the 1930s. They haven't got much better since. They constantly spread anti-immigrant, anti-EU and anti-minority stories, which are routinely completely fake. All the science stories in there are highly-sensationalised and usually inaccurate. And if it's about health or the natural environment they are often downright dishonest or actually fabricated entirely.

    Oh, and here's the Daily Mail running an article by Kuldeep Brar from just last year, if you need more reason to distrust this 'news' source.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2155506/Bluestar-generation-Allowing-felicitation-held-countrys-integrity-ransom-encourage-terrorists.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

    Avoid the Daily Mail and go to original sources for stories please. Such as the website of the university of the scientists who wrote the paper about this new discovery.
    http://sdu.dk/en/Om_SDU/Fakulteterne/Naturvidenskab/Nyheder/2013_12_12_collapsing_universe
     
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    Thanks Anglosikhpeace jio... learning...unlearning...and RELEARNING... the most difficult part is always the UNLEARNING Part..
     
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