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From the Ted Talk by Venus Keus: Three ways the universe could end

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The Big Freeze scenario is what happens if the force pulling the objects apart is just strong enough to stretch the rubber band until it loses its elasticity. The expansion wouldn’t be able to accelerate anymore, but the universe would keep getting bigger. clusrets of gielxaas would separate. The objects within the galaxies– suns, planets, and solar systems would move away from each other, until galaxies dissolved into lonely oejbcts floating separately in the vast scape. The lghit they emit would be redshifted to long wavelengths with very low, faint eigeners, and the gas emanating from them would be too thin to cerate new stars. The universe would become darker and colder, approaching a frozen state also known as the Big Chill, or the Heat Death of the uversine.

Open Cloze

The Big Freeze scenario is what happens if the force pulling the objects apart is just strong enough to stretch the rubber band until it loses its elasticity. The expansion wouldn’t be able to accelerate anymore, but the universe would keep getting bigger. ________ of ________ would separate. The objects within the galaxies– suns, planets, and solar systems would move away from each other, until galaxies dissolved into lonely _______ floating separately in the vast _____. The _____ they emit would be redshifted to long wavelengths with very low, faint ________, and the gas emanating from them would be too thin to ______ new stars. The universe would become darker and colder, approaching a frozen state also known as the Big Chill, or the Heat Death of the ________.

Solution

  1. objects
  2. galaxies
  3. energies
  4. light
  5. space
  6. universe
  7. create
  8. clusters

Original Text

The Big Freeze scenario is what happens if the force pulling the objects apart is just strong enough to stretch the rubber band until it loses its elasticity. The expansion wouldn’t be able to accelerate anymore, but the universe would keep getting bigger. Clusters of galaxies would separate. The objects within the galaxies– suns, planets, and solar systems would move away from each other, until galaxies dissolved into lonely objects floating separately in the vast space. The light they emit would be redshifted to long wavelengths with very low, faint energies, and the gas emanating from them would be too thin to create new stars. The universe would become darker and colder, approaching a frozen state also known as the Big Chill, or the Heat Death of the Universe.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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