This is quite a long read but that is both appropriate and relative because the Universe's lifespan is also long, I mean LOOOOONG. Never has the phrase "as old as time" been quite so appropriate as it is when talking about the age of Universe. It would be fair to say the Universe is long... Continue Reading →
Matter only makes up 4 percent of the Universe. A further 23% of the Universe is made up of dark matter and the final 73% is dark energy. Would you like to know exactly what dark matter and dark energy are? Yeah, so would scientists. That's right, they make up 96% of the Universe and we don't know what they are, more than a little embarrassing.
The fate of the Universe ultimately depends on how much stuff is in it, how fast it is expanding at the moment and scientists favourite fudge factor, dark energy (otherwise known as the cosmological constant). Now the nature of dark energy, or similarly dark matter, is unknown. In fact whether they exist at all has... Continue Reading →