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THE BIG BANG AND THE FATE OF THE UNIVERSEResearchers, astronomers, and astrophysicists currently agree that the Universe as weknow it was born in a huge explosion that generated not only the bulk of stuff, but also thefundamental rules that govern our ever-expanding universe. The Big Bang Theory is the name ofthe show. Scholars and non-scholars alike have tossed about the phrase for over a century. Giventhat it is the most widely accepted hypothesis of human beginnings, this should come as nosurprise. But what does it really mean? What evidence is there that our Universe was created in agigantic explosion, and what does the theory imply about our planet’s lengthy forecasts?Stepping back from the present state of the Universe, researchers have hypothesized thatit must have begun as a specific point of infinite density and finite duration that expanded.According to the hypothesis, the Universe cooled sufficiently after the initial expansion to enablethe emergence of subatomic particles and, subsequently, basic atoms. Enormous clouds of these

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General Relativity, Big Bang, Physical cosmology, Friedmann

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