Big Rip
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Duration: 3 seconds

This animation demonstrates that if Dark Energy became stronger than Einstein's predictions, the universe would be torn apart. This would lead to a "Big Rip" where the universe ultimately expands so violently that the galaxies, the stars, planets, and finally atoms would come unglued in a catastrophic end of time.


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Cosmology, Dark Energy, Dark Matter, Distant Galaxies, Exotic, GOODS, Hubble Telescope, Illustrative, Stars, Supernovae, Survey, Universe Age/Size

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Credit: Greg Bacon (STScI)

Publication: February 20, 2004


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