by Robert Clay
Let me see if I've got this right. According to cosmologists and theoretical physicists, not only is the universe expanding, but that expansion is accelerating. If this acceleration continues, then, in time, the entire universe, right down to the last tiny atomic particle, will be ripped apart. Not the big bang, or the big crunch, but the big rip - utter obliteration in a blaze of glory, without the blaze (or the glory for that matter). Mmmmmmmm. I think I’m going down to the pub.
Robert Clay, author of Come the Iron Night, is a Seafarer now stranded on land. He lives in Cornwall in the UK.