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Are we going to continue to expand.

  1. Aug 8, 2007 #1
    Are we going to continue to expand or will we contract-expand-contract-expand-etc...
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  3. Aug 8, 2007 #2


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    It's an open question and probably always will be to some extent. In the present 'best guess' cosmological model the Universe will not re-collapse in the future but will continue to expand and increasing rate forever.

    Come back here in a few years time and the 'best guess' may well have changed, but that is what looks like happening at present.
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