From the X-Files Dept: “Quantum Tunneling May Trigger Destruction of the Cosmos” (VIEW VIDEO)




Space vacuum that appears to be stable due to the complete absence of substance in it, is likely to be fraught with great danger. The idea about the destruction of the universe is based on the hypothesis of ​​vacuum instability. Any system in our world has a certain amount of potential energy. But, space vacuum is not as empty as it may seem to be. Vacuum in space is filled with quantum particles, which, in turn, may seek their own "stability" to annihilate the material world in its entirety during the process.

A video about the possibility of self-destruction of our universe has gone on the Internet.




To designate potentially dangerous vacuum, scientists introduced the notion of false vacuum, in which there is a certain Higgs field, an energy field that is thought to exist everywhere in the universe. The field is accompanied by a fundamental particle called the Higgs boson, which the field uses to continuously interact with other particles. As particles pass through the field they are "given" mass.

Scientists do not know what may trigger total annihilation, but at the same time, they admit that the disaster has already started somewhere in the universe. Noteworthy, our universe expands at the speed faster than the speed of light, so there is a chance to "fly away" from the sphere of death.

The image at the top of the page shows colliding matter and antimatter. Credit: NASA/CXC/M. Weiss

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