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  • verb to collapse again


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  • A closed universe whose energy density is dominated by matter will one day recollapse.

    Our Spontaneous Universe

  • ¦ A few of the little bubbles, however, will grow to a certain size at which they are safe from recollapse.

    Behe's response to Many Universes Hypothesis

  • Note also that in the extended stage each black hole may be causally disconnected from any others, so no observer at any given location seeing a neighbouring hole come back into view as the recollapse got underway could be sure that this hole had always been in the same cosmos!

    Science and Unobservable Things

  • This is typically a reference to the question of whether the universe will recollapse, forcing all its contents into smaller and smaller volumes, increasing the pressure and the temperature, or whether it will expand forever, gradually cooling to ever lower extremes of temperature.

    Putting the Heat in the Hot Big Bang

  • Third, though each recollapse would destroy the components of the universe, the radiation would remain, so that each successive cycle would add to the total.

    Cosmological Argument

  • Einstein and Wheeler believed that the universe was closed and would someday recollapse, because a universe that was finite in time felt right to them.

    Beyond the Room

  • A popular model of the FRW cosmology was a recollapse model, which is similar to ballistic flight.

    A Dark, Misleading Force

  • This will then be the final state of the universe, as it appears recollapse does not happen, which occurs as time — infinity.

    A Dark, Misleading Force

  • If there was a negative cosmological constant, then the universe would recollapse in on itself.

    A Dark, Misleading Force

  • A second question was a standard one I get in public lectures, although these students seemed to have more background than the general public, - “We know that the universe is expanding; do we know if it is infinite in size or not, and whether it will expand forever or eventually recollapse?”

    High School Physics Free-For-All


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