In this ongoing pandemic, one must probably be thinking that his life is becoming terrible day by day. Well, that’s the case with most of us right now, but just think if someday our entire Galaxy gets blinked out of existence due to a hi-tech experiment of an alien civilization going wrong. Now, this must sound terrifying and sort of Sci-Fi, but according to some astronomers, this can happen one day.
Dark Energy Explosion can cause Cosmic Destruction
As Futurism reports, the Former Harvard Astronomy Chair Avi Loeb writes in a brand new Scientific American op-ed that a huge dark energy explosion capable of burning everything in the entire galaxy at the rate of speed of light can be created by a gigantic, advanced particle accelerator. And to survive that explosion, the only thing we can do is to engage in some interstellar diplomacy as quickly as possible.
Here’s what Loeb actually said;
“One way to avoid a cosmic catastrophe of this type is to establish an interstellar treaty, similar to the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, signed first in 1963 by the governments of the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States.”
Luckily that is probably not a pressing concern just yet, because at present no one has evidence of extraterrestrial life in any form. And to make it more concrete there is also no evidence of a super-advanced civilization capable of building such a device.
And just to be clear there’s no need to panic, as the concept of an dark energy explosion caused by a gigantic particle accelerator size of our entire solar system made by aliens is completely hypothetical.
“Would such a heatwave be a reason for concern?” Loeb wrote. “The bad news is that we would not receive any advance warning before this cosmic disaster hit us in the face because no precursor signal can move faster than light to alert us to the risk.”
“But perhaps this is also good news,” Loeb added, “since it implies that any resulting devastation would occur instantly and be as surprising as the Chicxulub impactor was for the dinosaurs. We would never know what hit us.”
We Would Never Know What Just Hit Us
But for a moment let’s suppose that a device capable of creating a dark energy explosion is already situated somewhere in our galaxy is not known to us just yet. And when such a device gets switched on it may energize a dark energy bubble that would expand with a speed of light and destroy everything in its path just like in a wave of cosmic destruction.
Well, that sounds like something impossible or weird thing to happen, but unfortunately, if it did “We Would Never Know What Just Hit Us.”
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