A "galactic lens" has revealed that the Universe will probably expand forever.
Astronomers used the way that light from distant stars was distorted by a huge galactic cluster known as Abell 1689 to work out the amount of dark energy in the cosmos.
Dark energy is a mysterious force that speeds up the expansion of the Universe.
Understanding the distribution of this force revealed that the likely fate of the Universe was to keep on expanding.
It will eventually become a cold, dead wasteland, researchers say.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11030889
So, we finally know the meaning of life? to reproduce until the universe turns to ice! something to look forward to huh!
Cosmology really fascinates me, it is crazy how little we actually know, and how small we are in comparison to what is around us.
What are your thoughts, Is this as depressing as it sounds? maybe once again scientists are wrong, it will happen maybe zillions of years from now if it is true, but the image in my head is quite a sad one...... it is enough coping with the fact i am going to die let alone picturing the death of everything... someone pass me the vodka