German physicists have announced that the end of the universe as we know it is coming and that the process has already begun. The scientists are of the opinion that the end will be sudden, as the result of a great cataclysm.
Through mathematical models they have calculated 3 possible scenarios for the end of the world. According to these, the apocalypse may occur in 1 of 3 ways - a "big crunch", "big rip" or "big freeze", with humanity being unable to survive in either of these.
The models were developed by scientists from the University of Munich, Germany. Essentially they have created a computer-generated model of the Big Bang or a series of explosions. Scientists believe that initially the catastrophe will affect Earth by freezing over the entire planet.
This will be the result of a loss of energy and a slowing down of microparticles. They believe the end will be swift - the opening of a black hole in the center of the universe which will lead to a colossal ejection of dark energy, in turn ripping apart the space-time continuum.
The physicists state that they have been able to impeccably justify their hypotheses but have been unable to explain the initial cause of the onset of the Apocalypse.
It has been scientifically proven that the universe continues to expand. No one can explain this phenomenon. The basis of the Germans' theory is that since the universe is expanding that the force of gravity will act ever weaker on the objects that continue to drift away from each other.
And that would be one of the reasons for the emergence of the black holes. They can appear at any point in space-time.
Analogous to the uncontrolled expansion, we may also witness an uncontrollable shrink - no one knows whether or not the gravitational constant and other universal constants can change all of a sudden. Again, theoretically, this is possible. At some point there was a Big Bang but what was before it?
Ultimately, the scientists from the the University of Munich do provide some sense of ease, saying that since the universe has existed for 13.8 billion years now, there is a possibility for it to continue to exist for another 13.8 billion years and maybe even twice that.See more