Using the most extensive group of telescope observations ever made, Astronomers have discovered the Universe is dying.  By studying over 200,000 galaxies across 21 different wavelengths (everything from Ultraviolet to Infrared), astronomers compared the output of energy from all the galaxies, essentially piecing together a history of the energy output of the universe.

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This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy cluster MACSJ0717.5+3745. This is one of six being studied by the Hubble Frontier Fields programme, which together have produced the deepest images of gravitational lensing ever made. Due to the huge mass of the cluster it is bending the light of background objects, acting as a magnifying lens. It is one of the most massive galaxy clusters known, and it is also the largest known gravitational lens. Of all of the galaxy clusters known and measured, MACS J0717 lenses the largest area of the sky.

Back in August of 2015, the astronomers announced their findings, which suggested that the galaxies are producing half the amount of energy as they did 2 billion years ago.  This falls in line with what many astrophysicists believe the end of our universe will look like –

a slow fade to heat over the course of several billion years,

followed by cold empty dark.

End of the universe theory

Have we found our end?

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