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If the universe is closed - scenario question

  1. May 9, 2010 #1
    First post, please excuse my ignorance.

    If the Universe is closed, then at the end of the expansion, micro gravity eventually pulls all objects together.
    Black holes absorb more and more stars and whole galaxies and eventually each other until there is just one black hole and no matter left in the universe beyond its event horizon.
    Has the space/time also shrunk along with the dissapearing matter? Or is the universe still very large?

    Or am I totally off base?

    Last edited: May 9, 2010
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  3. May 10, 2010 #2


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    This would only be true without dark energy. There is dark energy, so there will never be any recollapse, even if our universe is closed.
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