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Do you believe the big bang will reverse itself, as a few people have predicted, and suck back in to its "origin"?
Question Date: 1998-01-09
Answer 1:

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) forever.

But this is certainly not a closed issue; its a hot research topic that many astrophysicists are working on.

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