Possible Fates of the Universe

When astronomers first realized the universe was accelerating, the conventional wisdom was that it would expand forever. However, until we better understand the nature of dark energy other scenarios for the fate of the universe are possible. This diagram outlines these possible fates.


NASA/ESA and A. Riess (STScI)

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Release date:20 February 2004, 18:00
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