• Question: If the universe had to end how do you think it would happen?

    Asked by hwaghorne to Amy, Drew, Sara on 23 Jun 2011. This question was also asked by lthompson.
    • Photo: Amy MacQueen

      Amy MacQueen answered on 23 Jun 2011:

      Hey dude!

      We have answered a very similar question already – here’s the link https://calciumj11.imascientist.org.uk/2011/06/how-can-the-world-end-is-there-any-acctual-reason
      I think it will be someway hot – like being hit by an asteroid and all burning up…no one really knows!! 🙂

    • Photo: Drew Rae

      Drew Rae answered on 23 Jun 2011:

      Hi there. The question we answered was about the world ending. The universe ending is a little different. We talk about the “Heat death of the universe”. This doesn’t actually mean hot or cold, it just means that over time everything falls into a state of equilibrium where nothing further can happen. “Not with a bang, but with a whimper” – a very long drawn out whimper.