• The Big Rip model also suggests that this acceleration may become faster and faster until every point in space itself is moving apart at an infinite rate – at which point the Big Rip occurs.
  • In the final seconds of the universe, everything will be torn apart at an atomic level before all of known space and time disappears. It is believed that the dark energy, which makes about 70% of the known universe, will be responsible for this event.
  • By the time the “Big Rip” happens, Earth would have been swallowed by the sun or the so called “red giant”, an event that would likely occur in about 7.56 billion years from now.

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