Scenarios for end of the universe

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Hello everyone! not sure if this is the correct place to post this, but I want to write a paper on possible ways that life could end, or that the universe could end. I want to use good, scientific sources free from sensationalism or media whoring. Can anyone point me to some sources where I can research this stuff? thanks! :)
 

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Question is a bit broad, but one starting point might be a really engrossing book: _The Five Ages of the Universe_ by Professor Fred Adams and Professor Gregory P. Laughlin. It is published by Basic Books and does a pretty respectable job of exploring some of the likely fates of the universe for a general readership. while also explaining how they develop, what are their consequences, etc. A few illustrative and descriptive links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Five_Ages_of_the_Universe

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0684865769/?tag=pfamazon01-20

http://books.google.com/books/about/The_five_ages_of_the_universe.html?id=f5IOlMlFyJAC

http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/a/adams-universe.html

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/401973.The_Five_Ages_of_the_Universe

http://search.library.duke.edu/search?id=UNCb3255991

Enjoy!
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Another starting point might be this Wikipedia page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_of_an_expanding_universe

You shouldn't use this as a primary source, though it includes sources that you might want to use if you think the information here is useful.
 
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Thanks guys!
 

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