Time Keeps on Slipping


 

Professor Jose Senovilla, Marc Mars and Raul Vera from the University of the Basque Country and the University of Salamanca set out to explore the accelerating expansion of the universe.  The commonly accepted theory suggests that dark energy is the force responsible for this growth, but according to these scientists, the theory is wrong and the expansion of the universe is in fact slowing down.

They claim that dark energy doesn't exist, that the deceleration of time is so slow that it is imperceptible to humans, but time will eventually cease and "then everything will be frozen, like a snapshot of one instant, forever".

Much of the physical science regarding the birth and life of the universe hinges upon a point of origin, the "Big Bang", from which all things including time began.  As cosmologist Gary Gibbons states: "We believe that time emerged during the Big Bang and if time can emerge, it may disappear as well".

Regardless of whether or not time-space is accelerating or decelerating, this finding points to a continuously changing, vast and mysterious universe that often presents itself as something far more incredible and unbelievable than we know.

 

Image "Time" by Alan Cleaver on Flickr courtesy of Creative Commons.