As part of the Galaxy and Mass Assembly (Gama) project, the largest multi-wavelength survey in space, researchers from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in Western Australia used seven of the world’s largest telescopes to observe galaxies at 21 different wavelengths of light, from the far ultraviolet to the fat infrared. Result? Due to the fall in energy levels in the nuclear furnaces of the stars of more than 200,000 galaxies, the universe is dying, and only has billions of years left! Really? Well honestly, who gives a fuck, after all, nothing lasts forever! I think you will agree, that particular project was a thorough waste of time and public money! I suspect many of the scientists involved in the determination remain…anally retentive! I say this because no right-thinking man/woman believes Mankind will last a billion years. Many believe we will have wiped ourselves out within 5000 years! Taking a philosophical view of ‘human activity’ down here on Earth, the environmental damage mankind has caused to the land, the sea and the air, during both wartime and peacetime over the last 300 years or so, I don’t believe we deserve to live another billion years, do you? Christ, we’ve even cluttered space with ‘junk’. And the only reason agencies are preparing to clear the ‘space in space’ has nothing to do with environmental concerns, but a lot to do with shards of debris colliding with shuttles carrying expensive payloads, such as orbiting satellites!
We’ve gone from the ‘mechanical age’, to the ‘electronic age’, to the ‘computer age’, and now we’re in the ‘robotic age’. In a hundred years or so, self-autonomous robots will be doing almost everything we do ourselves. Thus mankind will shortly become superfluous to the needs of the planet. When the last human ‘pegs out’, will that be the time advanced alien civilizations show their faces en masse? At the moment we probably carry too many bacterium to warrant a visit!?! So the fact the universe is slowly dying becomes irrelevant, don’t you think?