PBS Space Time

Will the Universe Expand Forever?

Preview: Season 2 | 9m 51s | Video has closed captioning.

Throughout history, there has been much speculation about what the fate of the universe would be. Many theorized that the universe would eventually succumb to the pull of gravity, and reverse its expansion in what was being called ‘The Big Crunch.’ However, with the help of mathematical equations from Newton, Einstein, and Alexander Friedmann, we now have an answer.

Aired: 09/04/16

Rating: NR

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