The end of the universe will happen long after the last star stops shining and will be sparked by a final set of explosions.
These so-called black dwarf supernova with incredible blasts of energy bringing an end to life as we know it and shepherd the universe into an age of dormancy.
It is believed that these supernova blasts, which have yet to happen anywhere in the universe, will be among the last events to happen.
Experts believe that when the universe does come to an end, temperatures will drop to absolute zero – which is 273C.
But, the process will not end in a dramatic single moment, but will be a long-drawn-out process – experts have claimed.
Research published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, described how these black dwarfs might emit final bits of bright light as they explode.
Study author Matt Caplan, a theoretical physicist at Illinois State University said: “These reactions take an insanely long time.
“You could wait a million years and not see a single fusion reaction in a black dwarf.”
“These time scales are enormous. We expect the largest possible black holes to be evaporated on time scales of only about 10 to the 100 years, which is instantaneous compared to the times discussed in the paper.”
When the last shimmers of light fade, there will be nothing left in the universe that shines.
It comes after NASA scientists detected parallel universe ‘next to ours’ where time runs backwards.
Fans of sci-fi and comic books have known all about parallel universes since the early Sixties.
But while physicists have been debating since 1952 whether we actually live in a 'multiverse' – when quantum science pioneer Erwin Schrödinger gave a lecture that he himself admitted might "seem lunatic" – there’s been little evidence so far of dimensions beyond our own.
But now a cosmic ray detection experiment has found particles that just could be from outside our universe.
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