Universe Prediction Suggests A 'Cosmic Humility' … The Death Of Modern Cosmology :: Oblate Spheroid
In an article titled “The Return of the Static Universe and the End of Cosmology", two researchers suggest that we are making our observations in a unique period of time.
This time of measurement is unique in that the forces that help us to conclude that the universe is expanding will disappear over the current visible universe horizon.
Dark energy is the key to the disappearance of the evidence we sense today. As the universe expands, the increased abundance of dark energy will eliminate the ability to measure the gravitational dynamics of moving galaxies.
Excerpts from the Science Daily -
Cosmologists Predict A Static Universe In 3 Trillion Years
2007When Dutch astronomer Willem de Sitter proposed a static model of the universe in the early 1900s, he was some 3 trillion years ahead of his time.
Science Daily - Date: May 24
Now, physicists Lawrence Krauss from Case Western Reserve University and Robert J. Scherrer from Vanderbilt University predict that trillions of years into the future, the information that currently allows us to understand how the universe expands will have disappeared over the visible horizon. What remains will be "an island universe" made from the Milky Way and its nearby galactic Local Group neighbors in an overwhelmingly dark void.
The researchers' article was awarded one of the top prizes for 2007 by the Gravity Research Foundation. It will be published in the October issue of the Journal of Relativity and Gravitation.