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Would elemental particles survive a big crunch?

  1. Dec 9, 2011 #1
    If the universe were compacted to a singularity would elemental particles survive?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 9, 2011 #2
    Depends on the mechanism, but generally big crunch means nothing survives except maybe energy.
    here is one specific scenario:

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