Physicists have revealed that the Higgs boson particle could lead to the end of the Universe. A collision with a negative energy bubble created by the Higgs boson particle could lead to the demise of the Universe.

There's a chance of this, but it may be far off.

End Of The Universe

This doomsday scenario is far off into the future, just like the Sun expanding and gobbling up the Earth, which is billions of years into the future. What a new study is saying is that the Universe may be ended by a bubble of negative energy created by the Higgs boson particle.

They say that this end of the Universe is predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics. In it, it says that dark energy is driving the expansion of the universe that will keep on happening until everything turns into a cold, featureless abyss. This study turns this thinking on its head by saying that it will have an immediate ending, not a slow cooling descent.

It says that the universe will end in about 10^139 years. Written out, that would be a 1 followed by 139 zeroes, or 10 million trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion years. Scientists in this report add that this process may have already begun to happen.

In the study, the researchers say that they have 95 percent confidence that the universe is expected to last more than 10^58 years. That 5 percent uncertainty doesn't mean that it will end now or tomorrow, but that they're uncertain that it will last less than 10^58 years.

Death By Higgs Boson

This isn't the first time that doom and gloom have been associated with the Higgs boson particle. It was previously part of the end of the universe theory by Joseph Lykken from the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

In his theory, Lykken proposed that by using physics theorizing the end of the universe is simple through a straightforward calculation. He points out that it shows that the universe is unstable, and at some point in billions of years, it will be wiped out by the Higgs energy field.

He goes on to state that the universe has reached a state where it is at the edge of stability. He noted a research from 1982 by physicists that pointed out that suddenly, a bubble of true vacuum could form in the universe and move out at the speed of light.

Lykken rephrased it by saying that the bubble could be considered an alternate universe that will spread out and destroy everything.

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