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The Origins and End of the Universe
In the last few decades, science has evolved and we have discovered more and more about the
universe, revealing more about how the universe came about and also the various possibilities about
how it may end.


Big Bang Theory:
A Belgian priest…

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Another prediction of the Big Bang theory is that the Universe should be receding from us.
Specifically, any direction we look out into space, we should see objects moving away from us with a
velocity proportional to their distance away from us, a phenomenon known as the red shift. Red…

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creation) is a model developed in 1948 by Fred Hoyle, Thomas Gold, Hermann Bondi and others as an
alternative to the Big Bang theory. In steady state views, new matter is continuously created as the
universe expands. There is no beginning and no end.

The steady state theory asserts that…

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Big Crunch:
If the universe is finite in extent and the expansion speed does not exceed the escape velocity, then
the mutual gravitational attraction of all its matter will eventually cause it to contract. While the early
universe was highly uniform, a contracting universe would become increasingly clumped. Eventually


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