Will Space Expansion Lead to the Formation of Black Holes and Neutron Stars?

In summary, the expansion of space is causing objects to move farther away from each other, resulting in an increase in their velocity. This is due to the fact that the faster an object moves relative to another, the more mass it has. As a result, supermassive objects may eventually turn into neutron stars or black holes. This raises the question of whether the expanding space will also cause this transformation to occur to other objects. Additionally, the sub question asks if two objects traveling towards each other will eventually appear to reverse directions due to the rapid expansion of space. This may depend on the reference point and can be further explored through the concept of black holes and their effects on space and objects.
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1) space is expanding at an increasing rate, therefore things are getting farther from each other and therefore increasing in velocity. 2) the faster an object moves relative to another, the more mass it has 3) supermassive objects can turn into neutron stars, black holes, etc. Therefore, will this effect of space expanding cause this to happen to objects?

A sub question is if two objects are now traveling towards one another, given enough time under the effect of expanding space, will they travel towards one another but never reach one another, or will they eventually appear to reverse directions from one another because space is expending so fast? Does it depend on the reference point?
 
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1. What is space expansion?

Space expansion refers to the phenomenon of the universe growing larger over time. It is the increase in the distance between galaxies and other celestial objects.

2. How is space expansion measured?

Space expansion is measured using a variety of techniques, including the redshift of light from distant galaxies, the cosmic microwave background radiation, and the observation of galaxy clusters.

3. How does space expansion affect the mass of objects?

Space expansion does not directly affect the mass of objects. However, as the universe expands, the overall density of matter decreases, causing objects to become more spread out and less dense.

4. Is the expansion of space accelerating?

Yes, current evidence suggests that the expansion of space is accelerating. This is attributed to the presence of dark energy, a mysterious force that is counteracting the pull of gravity and causing the universe to expand at an increasing rate.

5. Will the expansion of space eventually stop?

It is currently unknown if the expansion of space will eventually stop or continue indefinitely. This largely depends on the amount and behavior of dark energy, which is still not fully understood by scientists.

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