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The universe may burst like a soap bubble?

The Higgs boson, according to American scientists, can lead to the end of the world. They suggest that the universe may burst like a soap bubble. But this will not happen sooner than a few tens of billions of years

The universe may burst like a soap bubble?

Physics cautiously welcomed the news of the discovery of the Higgs boson: the particle responsible for the mass of all matter in the universe was too heavy, which may indicate its instability, said at a conference in the U.S. physicist Joseph Lykken of National Accelerator Laboratory named Enrico Fermi USA. In his view, the characteristics of the particles represent a threat to the future of the universe.

One of the major scientific discoveries of 2012 was the discovery of the Large Hadron Collider particle with a mass of about 125-126 GeV (GeV), which is probably the Higgs boson. This is one of the last missing elements of the modern theory of elementary particles, so-called physical Standard Model. Physics hunted him for years: the Higgs boson is responsible for the mass of all matter in the universe.

Before running the Large Hadron Collider, many were frightened by rumors that the discovery of the Higgs boson, often referred to in the press "God particle", lead to the end of the world and the formation of a black hole, in which the Earth will fail. However, February 14, 2013 Collider closed after four years and no accidents in that time did not happen.

However Lykken, the probable instability of the Higgs boson can mean instability of our universe.

'Somewhere there little bubble, which can be called "alternative" universe, it will begin to expand and destroy us".

Lykken said that the expansion of the "alternative" universe will be the speed of light and the earth observer will not even notice.

'We know that the universe is stable enough, because there is 13.5 billion years old. However, calculations show that in a few tens of billions of years, we face catastrophe"- Quoted scientist Discovery News.

Physicists at Fermilab believe that if the Higgs boson would be a little easier, our universe would be stable. However, the scientific literature indicate that a consensus in the scientific community that the new particle mass 125-126 GeV Higgs boson is just so far, and to test this hypothesis needs further investigation.

The assumption that because of the instability of our universe it will be swept away by another world — not only the cosmological hypothesis about its ultimate fate. Thus, according to the hypothesis of "big crunch" in the distant future expansion of the universe will change the compression, the world shrinks into a singularity, and then it's over "Big Bang" and the birth of a new universe.

The theory of "heat death of the universe" means that the universe will continue to expand, but sooner or later end the thermonuclear reaction in all the stars, and then die due to Hawking black holes, all motion stops, decay of elementary particles and an era of eternal darkness.

There is another theory that the end of the world will come when the dark energy, which accounts for almost three quarters of the mass of the universe, suddenly will break all matter.

However, according to all of these hypotheses, the death of the universe comes not soon: after hundreds of billions of years. The earth will die much earlier by the standards of the universe: approximately 7.5 billion years, our planet will be swallowed by the Sun, which will turn into a red giant.

Maxim Lisowski

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