A team of scientists have claimed that the universe is dying. The team of astronomers said that the energy generated within the Universe is fading away slowly.
Simon Driver from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research claims that they used a lot of ground-based and space telescopes in order to measure the output of energy of more than 200,000 galaxies across a wavelength as broad as possible. The scientists discovered that the energy is half of what it used to be 2 billion years in the past.
The data in the survey analyzed each of the galaxies at 21 wave lengths, from the far infrared to ultraviolet, and this will help astronomers better understand how numerous galaxies form.
The scientists said that most of the energy around was created in the Big Bang aftermath; however more energy was constantly released by the stars in the Universe, as they fused elements together, such as helium and hydrogen.
Driver added that this recent energy either escapes into space and travels until the moment it hits something, like another planet, star or even a telescope mirror or is absorbed by dust as it travels through the galaxy.
The recent study revealed that this is happening all across the wave lengths from infrared to ultraviolet, and it represents the most thorough assessment of energy output in the nearby Universe.
The scientists said that the Universe has basically stood down on a sofa, pulled a blanket and is about to take an eternal nap.
The wide range of wave lengths scanned within the research allowed the scientists to analyze stars of all the ages, old or young, and within a huge number of galaxies, some of these stars previously unreachable because of intergalactic dust.
The new study confirmed prior assumptions about the Universe and enabled the scientists to take a lot more precise look at the long decline of the Universe. The study also revealed that the Universe does, actually, have a lifespan. And even though this lifespan is long, it is most definitely finite.
Mehmet Alpasian, an astronomer at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California said that newer galaxies are putting out a lot less energy than they did in the past. He explained that at some point in time, all matter will decay eventually. We’re simply observing how the lights are shutting down.
The study has been sent to the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
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