The latest evidence is that THERE IS INSUFFICIENT
MATTER in the universe to allow a BIG CRUNCH, as
the collapsing universe is known in the
oscillating model. In other words, surveys of the
total amount of matter in the Universe, suggest
that it will expand (but at a decreasing rate)
But this is certainly not a closed
issue; its a hot research topic that many
astrophysicists are working on.
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