Using the most extensive group of telescope observations ever made, Astronomers have discovered the Universe is dying. By studying over 200,000 galaxies across 21 different wavelengths (everything from Ultraviolet to Infrared), astronomers compared the output of energy from all the galaxies, essentially piecing together a history of the energy output of the universe.
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Back in August of 2015, the astronomers announced their findings, which suggested that the galaxies are producing half the amount of energy as they did 2 billion years ago. This falls in line with what many astrophysicists believe the end of our universe will look like –
a slow fade to heat over the course of several billion years,
followed by cold empty dark.
Have we found our end?
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