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Submission + - Is the Universe disappearing?

StartsWithABang writes: If everything began with the Big Bang — from a hot, dense, expanding state — and things have been cooling, spreading out, but slowing down ever since, you might think that means that given enough time (and a powerful enough space ship), we'll eventually be able to reach any other galaxy. But thanks to dark energy, not only is that not the case at all, but most of the galaxies in our Universe are already completely unreachable by us, with more leaving our potential reach all the time. Fascinating, terrifying stuff.
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Is the Universe disappearing?

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Somebody ought to cross ball point pens with coat hangers so that the pens will multiply instead of disappear.

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