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Flooring the cosmic accelerator

New measure of dark energy suggests ‘Big Rip’ for universe

11:07am, May 7, 2008

BALTIMORE — Let ’er rip!

If cosmologist Will Percival of the University of Portsmouth in England is right, the universe will end about 60 billion years from now, when every molecule and atom will be torn asunder by a mysterious entity that opposes gravity’s pull and turns it into a cosmic push.

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