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10/20/2014 03:35 pm ET Updated Oct 20, 2014

You Know How The Universe Got Here. This Is Where It's Headed

Where did the universe come from, and how is it evolving? Those questions made little sense a century or so ago, before the existence of the Big Bang theory.

"When Einstein was developing his general theory of relativity in 1915, the scientific picture of the universe was that it was static and eternal," Dr. Lawrence Krauss, professor of physics at Arizona State University and the author of "A Universe from Nothing" and other books, says in a recent interview with HuffPost Science editor David Freeman (click link above). Now, Krauss says, we know that the universe had a beginning--and that it's expanding "faster and faster."

But what is the ultimate fate of the cosmos? Will it expand forever?

"We don't know what the ultimate future is," Krauss says. But evidence suggests it may keep expanding forever, he says, ending with "a whimper instead of a bang."

For more on these and other fascinating questions about our cosmic future, click on the link above to listen to the full interview with Krauss.

The interview was originally broadcast on Sharon, Connecticut radio station WHDD/Robin Hood Radio. Scroll down for more Science Insider interviews.

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