Sorry to have such a broad subject line but I was in a contimplative mood yesterday and the mind was wondering and pondering… From the publication of Sir Isaac Newton,”Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica”, the science world has been challenging the findings around gravity proposing that everything should collapse on itself over time. One suggestion was that there are an infinite number of stars across an infinite galaxy and another suggestion was that once the gravitation pull reaches a certain distance, it may have a negative or repulsive effect. Which was dismissed at the time. As we don’t understand how gravity works, could it be possible that the latter suggesting, that when the distance between objects reach a certain distance, that they are repelled from each other? Like the effect of an elastic band pulling two objects together, if pulled far enough apart, the elastic band snaps and objects are actually pushed apart…. So from the time of the big bang, where it is suggested that the universe exploded from a singularity, everything was pushed out and expanded massively. Now, in some point of time, according to the laws of gravity, all the mass in the universe would collapse back on itself (The Big Crunch). However, from recent developments we understand that the universe is not only expanding, but the expansion is accelerating and may never collapse back on itself. Could it be, that the dark energy suggested in some theories is created when gravity between objects is extended beyond its limits and changes the fabric of gravity as a force…? Would love to hear members thoughts on this.