Could the Big Crunch Theory be Correct?
Much like the Big Bang Theory, experts admit that a big chunk of the Big Crunch is highly speculative and that there are also other plausible scenarios regarding the end of the universe. The Big Freeze, for example, states that the continued expansion of the universe will make it too cold to sustain life. Another theory known as The Big Rip mentions that our universe will be eventually torn apart like a piece of paper due to expansion.
Aside from these competing theories, the Big Crunch also has to contend with doubts and speculations from the scientists themselves. For example, it has been established that the gravitational pull of a heavenly body becomes weaker as you go further away from that particular body. Then, why would the universe expands at an ever accelerating pace, given that it is expanding away from the original point of the Big Bang? Scientists admit to not having an answer yet.
Despite these so-called road blocks on The Big Crunch's journey to universal acceptance, this particular theory is still the most feasible one in the eyes and minds of the experts. And for those who fear that the end is near, we can assure you that you don’t have to worry yet, as scientists added -provided that it is true, the Big Crunch will commence within the next 20 billion years.