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The '''Big Crunch''' is a theory that the [[universe]], while presently expanding, will eventually stop expanding and begin to collapse inward upon itself.  This theory has been largely abandoned in modern [[cosmology]], as recvent discoveries make it appear that the universe is actually ''accelerating'' in its expansion (see [[Wikipedia:Ultimate fate of the universe]]).
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The '''Big Crunch''' is a theory that the [[universe]], while presently expanding, will eventually stop expanding and begin to collapse inward upon itself.  This theory has been largely abandoned in modern [[cosmology]], as recent discoveries make it appear that the universe is actually ''accelerating'' in its expansion (see [[Wikipedia:Ultimate fate of the universe]]).
  
 
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Revision as of 15:10, 9 September 2007

The Big Crunch is a theory that the universe, while presently expanding, will eventually stop expanding and begin to collapse inward upon itself. This theory has been largely abandoned in modern cosmology, as recent discoveries make it appear that the universe is actually accelerating in its expansion (see Wikipedia:Ultimate fate of the universe).

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