How long will the Universe as we know it survive? The answer depends on whether Stephen Hawking was right about the decay of black holes. Modern theories suggest that our universe may be a blip within a much grander sweep of time.
Many astronomers now conclude that what we can see, the stars and galaxies that stretch out to the limits of our vision, represent only a small fraction of all there is. Does the universe go on forever? Where do we fit within it?
The universe has long captivated us with its immense scales of distance and time. How far does it stretch? Where does it end? The mind-blowing answers come from a theory describing the first micro-moments of our universe.
Cosmology, the study of the universe as a whole, has been turned on its head by a stunning discovery that the universe is flying apart in all directions at an ever-increasing rate. Is the universe bursting at the seams? Or is nature somehow fooling us? Scientists are struggling to come to grips w...