StarDate Online logoContact StarDate | About StarDate | Friends of McDonald | Sign up for SkyTips
Black Holes Encyclopedia
Printable version
FAQ

Will our universe become a black hole?

Unlikely. Recent developments that show our universe is expanding at an ever-increasing rate. The cause of the expansion, called dark energy, is not understood, but it appears that the universe is destined to undergo a slow and cold death. If there were enough mass in the universe, and if dark energy did not exist, then it might have been possible for the universe to collapse in on itself, condensing all matter and energy to an almost infinitely small point, like a black hole.

Other FAQs

What is a black hole?

Do black holes really exist?

Are any black holes close to Earth?

Will our Sun become a black hole?

What is the biggest black hole?

What happens when you get close to a black hole?

How does a black hole form?

Are black holes 'doorways' to other parts of the universe?

Can anything ever escape from a black hole?

How many black holes are there?

How can a black hole's own gravity, but not light, escape from it?

Where did the name 'black hole' come from?

How are black holes named?

Survey

Did you find what you were looking for on this site? Take our site survey and let us know what you think.