Our Universe Might Rip Off; New Models Find Possible Trends of Space Behavior in the Future
Studying the space and the universe is never easy, and it's even getting more complicated with the new advances in technology and information that experts get every day. Now, models developed by researchers from the Technical University of Lisbon in Portugal have explored another possible end of our universe.
Our universe is a vast space of mystery yet to be fully understood. Some say it is continuously expanding and soon, all the heavenly bodies will eventually die off. This theory called the Big Freeze has been generally accepted by many scientists due to the observed continuous expansion of the dark matter in the outer space, including the increasing distances between the stars and galaxies. But according to a recent study using the Lambda CDM Model, the Big Freeze might not be the future of our universe.
Testing the hypothesized Rip Theory, the team tried to simulate possibilities that may happen using data from the observations of the Planck satellite and the Wilkinsonn Microwave Anistropy. The concentrations and lumpings of the so-called "dark matter" are analyzed with their previous behavior, considering the possible reaction of the matter that we might never thought of before.
The analysis tried out three scenarios: the Big Rip, the Little Rip and the Little Sibling of the Big Rip. For the differences, the Big Rip referred to an abrupt breaking of the space due to continuous expansion while the other two refer to a gradual ripping apart. Through their analysis, they have found out that the most possible end of the universe is the Little Rip.
According to Rebecca Boyle from New Scientist, people should not worry on whichever of the scenarios would happen since based on calculations, it will also need about 100 billion years to happen. The researchers papers are not yet peer reviewed and may still face more issues and revisions, but many experts believe that the models that they have developed will be very much helpful to future studies on exploring the universe.