Here's how the universe could destroy itself via the horror of vacuum decay

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Oct 24, 2016

As if we don''t already have enough to worry about from the Zika virus and Warner's new Willy Wonka prequel, here comes one more reason to climb back under the sheets.  Apparently there's a highly speculative, but potentially real, cosmic occurrence that could be the end of all existing and pre-exisiting life in the entire universe.

Though you might think vacuum collapse occurs when your Hoover upright gets clogged, in fact it's a theoretical disaster whereby an expanding bubble of interstellar vacuum could engulf the great beyond, leaving cold, bare nothingness in its passing.  This blob of pure vacuum, in theory, could grow to epic girth and go on a rampage at the speed of light in all directions, gobbling up God's great experiment into total nothingness.  On a sunnier note, the odds of it happening are far less than 20th Century Fox ever making a decent Fantastic Four film.  

So, worry not, but keep this cataclysmic scenario in mind while you butter your bagel and watch this frightening vacuum decay video by YouTubers Kurzgesagt—In a Nutshell.  Save or delete?


(Via Gizmodo)

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