How our universe will end: 'The black holes will eat up everything'

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  • Robbert Dijkgraaf is a theoretical physicist and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is also the co-author of "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge." In this video, he explains how our universe will meet its death. Following is a transcript of the video.

    The black holes will eat up everything else in the universe.

    I'm Robbert Dijkgraaf. I'm the Director and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and I'm a theoretical physicist.

    I think the greatest discovery from Einstein’s theory is that the universe is expanding. But we learned something even more dramatic in recent years.

    We learned that the universe isn’t only expanding, but there’s like a force inside empty space that helps to push the universe apart. It actually is accelerating the expansion of the universe, and this has really dramatic consequences. It will mean that the distant part of the universe will start moving away so fast at a point, that it’ll go faster than the speed of light.

    That is to say, we’ll never be able to see them. So, what will happen to our part of the universe is that all the neighboring galaxies will slowly fade away. And we are left only with our galaxy and perhaps a few others, and that’s it.

    We will be kind of living in an island universe. So, when the galaxy is left alone in this kind of empty universe, the stars will go out one by one because they will burn their fuel. And if all the stars are done burning their fuel, the only force that’s left is the force of gravity.

    And it will slowly pull them in, and the black holes will eat up everything else in the universe, and this will be it. It’s a very desolate future for the universe. And I think that’s why many physicists were very hesitant to believe that this is actually the true future history of the universe. But it turns out, that the experiments are all pointing in that direction.

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Comments: 499

  • Loverlion 109
    Loverlion 109 2 days ago

    Freaks me out :(

  • roner61
    roner61 7 days ago

    But after The End the massive blackholes also die...spreading energy and matter (Hawking radiation)..starting a new Big-Bang and a new Universe will born....the cycle continues.
    Its the cyclic universe theory.

  • roner61
    roner61 7 days ago

    The End.

  • Leo Vu
    Leo Vu 12 days ago

    But the real question is

    Can a black hole eat a nokia?

  • Fred Frod
    Fred Frod 18 days ago

    How depressing is that

  • Fantastic Burgers
    Fantastic Burgers 21 day ago

    And yet, even after the universe ends... Half life 3 will never come out.

  • Katelynn Wilson
    Katelynn Wilson 27 days ago

    This is just a theory so it might not happen. There's a possibility that this might happen.

  • Patsey Delacruz
    Patsey Delacruz Month ago

    And YOUR CHEATING IN TECHNOLOGY In bible It said men will never know end And what do heaven looks like *thinks* of a cloud island of china* NoNoNoNo

  • Patsey Delacruz
    Patsey Delacruz Month ago

    ITS NOT GONNA HAPPEN I thought the stars explode in the end and heaven gets more powerful

  • legend
    legend Month ago

    if zen oh zama erase us thats how our universe end like if you know dragonball super

  • Kyle Rieth
    Kyle Rieth Month ago

    It's the only logical conclusion if you can imagine time isn't a factor, just a measurement.

  • Vicky Maria Vigile
    Vicky Maria Vigile 2 months ago

    Help me out here, isn't the Universe supposed to start shrinking at some point?

  • ExperHax
    ExperHax 2 months ago +1

    This is 100% WRONG. If this was gonna happen, God would've spoke about it in the Holy Bible. So don't worry guys, This black hole think, and Galaxy explosion crap is NEVER gonna happen, not even in a million years!

    • Phabian Kief
      Phabian Kief 16 days ago

      ExperHax god didn't write the Bible Buddy. His disciples did. And who knows if every single thing that was written is completely true? As history is known to repeat itself, what if there was corruption within the writings, just as there is corruption in today's time? Just a thought 🤷🏽‍♂️

  • Invisible Fiddle
    Invisible Fiddle 2 months ago

    yeah just listen to this finite old man talk about what he thinks about the universe and how it will end and all this stuff. don't believe him.

  • Perfect Storms
    Perfect Storms 2 months ago

    What if the entire universe is just some alien kids science fair project and this is his idea of letting us down easy

  • oZzIbRiDgE GaMiNg
    oZzIbRiDgE GaMiNg 2 months ago

    Why Are We Still Here Just To Suffer

  • ilaiv etnad
    ilaiv etnad 2 months ago

    wow that's cool

  • mage2 mage2
    mage2 mage2 2 months ago

    maybe not true

  • Rhodora Gutierrez
    Rhodora Gutierrez 2 months ago

    the terror of the space😞

  • Chill Flix
    Chill Flix 3 months ago

    i saw a black hole in my bedroom :D

  • Renz Yonamine
    Renz Yonamine 3 months ago

    Shut up!! Your not even god and you don't even know what is inside of a fucking black hole !!

  • MutoreoCookie
    MutoreoCookie 3 months ago

    well by the time this happens technology will be so advanced that we will probably have discovered a multi verse and ways to travel between them. I'm just hoping they will be able to resurrect me millions of years later by perhaps taking samples of dirt and generate me a new body

  • Rodionnx
    Rodionnx 3 months ago

    Oh shi... I'm going to "existential crisis club" all over again !! What the point of living, creating something, moving progress etc, if even all the Universe will die eventually??

  • GD oliwinz
    GD oliwinz 3 months ago

    i hope this wont happen man ;-;

  • Shinee Yang
    Shinee Yang 3 months ago

    Then no more school homework!!!!!!! Jk

  • Mick D
    Mick D 3 months ago +1

    A theoretical physicist telling you how something works is as reliable as an old crow telling you your future from reading tea leaves. What a tosser.

  • Zhg Pop
    Zhg Pop 3 months ago

    This is sad :(

  • Akio Asakura
    Akio Asakura 3 months ago

    We Will Never Know If This Will Happen......Only God Knows What Will Happen To Us....People Just Make This Up...

  • Dan Davis Rocks
    Dan Davis Rocks 3 months ago

    Nah, the black hole becomes so dense upon itself, and the forces of gravity continue to increase the pressure, and suddenly there's another big bang. Just because we haven't seen another big bang, it doesn't mean that they aren't always happening.

  • gsco9141
    gsco9141 3 months ago

    I thought nothing can travel faster than light though. How can other galaxies accelerate away from us faster than the speed of light if that's not physically possible?

  • Soopi
    Soopi 3 months ago

    . . .welp.

  • Giovanna Sculli
    Giovanna Sculli 3 months ago

    nothing can go faster than the speed of light even the expanding space of the universe....

  • br0b0t2000
    br0b0t2000 3 months ago

    this dude sound is so into physics he even sounds like Stephen Hawking

  • vinboi
    vinboi 3 months ago

    I knew about heat death, but shit.. black holes huh.

  • Bob Quek
    Bob Quek 3 months ago

    Legend says that everything eaten will be pooped out so... we will not die...

  • Maximusgat
    Maximusgat 3 months ago

    nobody knows what is on the other side of a black hole my point being that black holes might not necessarily be the end.

  • Derpguy1000
    Derpguy1000 3 months ago

    Even though it may seem that we know a lot about outer space, we still have very much to learn. I'm sure that the future humans will find some way to travel to other galaxies if we aren't already extinct by then.

  • Lone Pups
    Lone Pups 3 months ago

    So we're all going to die because of a star fart

  • A Bird Lover
    A Bird Lover 3 months ago

    If there are an infinite amount of universes, that means that there are an infinite amount of universes in which you are a banana that is seen as a regular member of society.

  • TheLoopyDewott
    TheLoopyDewott 3 months ago +1

    I have to disagree sort of.

  • fatty mcsaggytits
    fatty mcsaggytits 3 months ago

    if dark matter can end up going faster than light then it is possible to go faster than light, that means if we learn how to control dark matter we can reach other stars eventually

    MVRTS 3 months ago +1

    and we have no proof whatsoever that the shit hes spitting out is true

    • vinboi
      vinboi 3 months ago

      the research papers are all online. you can replicate it to see if its true or not if you have time.

  • Pasta Animeboy
    Pasta Animeboy 3 months ago

    But I don't want the universe destroyed or ended!!!!

  • What's Crackle laking
    What's Crackle laking 3 months ago

    Come to my channel my first video is uppp

  • Jacob Wilson
    Jacob Wilson 3 months ago +4

    trump will put an end to this!!!

    -trump suppprters

  • ariana
    ariana 3 months ago +1

    you don't know the future honey.

  • It's me, Pandabuse!
    It's me, Pandabuse! 3 months ago

    Why aren't we, the Earth livers getting tanken by the blackhole

  • benigz dagasuhan
    benigz dagasuhan 3 months ago

    im here to say "kay walay poreber" 😂😂😂

  • Kareem Tinawi
    Kareem Tinawi 3 months ago

    Isn't Andromeda (our neighboring galaxy) going to merge with our galaxy (the milkyway) after a couple of billion years? Or is he talking about what's going to happen after that?

  • centipede
    centipede 3 months ago


  • Nozilla Dylan Allison
    Nozilla Dylan Allison 3 months ago

    I wish Nickola Telsa was still alive. We need anther genius!

  • Ariana
    Ariana 3 months ago

    then the big bang will start all over again

  • Gameboy246
    Gameboy246 3 months ago

    Yay, I love watching videos about how "The End" will come and what will happen. I love watching videos of how there is no future.

  • Jonathan Valdovinos
    Jonathan Valdovinos 3 months ago +1

    It's called the Bible

  • Spartanll7x
    Spartanll7x 3 months ago

    And yet we have ppl that dont believe in the Al Mighty upstairs, the creator of the heavens and earth.

  • Rexarthur Ramos
    Rexarthur Ramos 3 months ago

    Can't go faster than the speed of light.

  • Journalist 27
    Journalist 27 3 months ago

    Wait then this is my question..
    Wont the black whole eat eachother and then theres a big whole then what will that whole eat?

  • Jose the gamer
    Jose the gamer 3 months ago

    at least one velocity and chemical reaction has to be strong enough to destabilize a black hole

  • Diamond K Lacy
    Diamond K Lacy 3 months ago

    What if when we get ate by the black hole we go into the past or the future 😱 so coool please eat us hurry....okay I should stop watching videos while I'm high

  • Creuilcreuil _
    Creuilcreuil _ 3 months ago +2

    "the experiment" and "black hole" yeah yeah lmfao, so basically just here to sell your book

  • Arez
    Arez 3 months ago

    life is a joke!!

  • FaizY RocKs
    FaizY RocKs 3 months ago

    and finally black hole will have his revenge

  • Differential Equations
    Differential Equations 3 months ago

    and you don't think human will overcome things like the black hole in the next few centries?

    HIP FIRE PROTEUS!!! 3 months ago

    God will end the universe, done

  • Skring Say
    Skring Say 3 months ago +2


  • Burhan Altintop
    Burhan Altintop 3 months ago +2

    nobody can knows this wtf is this

  • Tyler Case
    Tyler Case 3 months ago

    so wow the universe is just like a one time thing. it'll never happen again. it's kinda like gods science fair project or some shit

  • use your glutes
    use your glutes 3 months ago

    who would win a black hole or 1000 lions

  • grant hudson
    grant hudson 3 months ago

    Sad were born late in the universe time of age, yes we still of have billions of years but that nothing compared to astronomical standards. Hell our own Sun will still be around when Andromeda galaxy merges with us. Humankind to much stuck up there own asses to give a shit about our race.

  • Carlyxoxlol
    Carlyxoxlol 3 months ago +2

    I just think it's amazing and magical how there is a black hole in our galaxy.

    • Carlyxoxlol
      Carlyxoxlol 3 months ago

      harveyuu stay out of this.

    • Carlyxoxlol
      Carlyxoxlol 3 months ago

      Ninja 10064 why is a game related to this matter.

    • harveyuu
      harveyuu 3 months ago

      Its you're... not your. Numbskull.

      HIP FIRE PROTEUS!!! 3 months ago

      Carlyxoxlol yes a roof can safe then world haven't you played IW yet your missing out

    • Carlyxoxlol
      Carlyxoxlol 3 months ago

      Ninja 10064 "stuopid" Yeah, great spelling. Are you fucking stupid? Wait you are. A black hole can destroy earth. A roof ain't gonna stop it.

  • BlurbleX
    BlurbleX 3 months ago +1

    Ill be honest I have come to accept death of all things but one thing I will never accept is the concept of a ending to everything because the way I see it if what people say is true it after our entire universe ends there will be a other bing bang then whos to say our universe was the first one to be born and maybe this process has happend an infinate amount of times prior we just don't know it. I can accept ceasing to exeists but not the end of existing because thats just stupid amd quite frankly anyone who arqueas A Defining End is just another person like who I was befor who quite frankly just want a neat ending and rather know everything will come to an end because all the talk about humans becoming "immortal" really makes me feel we are all missing out and honestly the thought that they can't outrun a certain demise lets me sleep at night and will let me accept the end of my excistance. But overall in the end for now I really hope there will never be a true ENDING.

    • BlurbleX
      BlurbleX 3 months ago

      Also My Entire Rant Ignores Any Form Of Religion So Just Want To Make Things Clear That Who The Heck Know Whats Coming Next.

  • Anti-Gravity Gaming
    Anti-Gravity Gaming 3 months ago

    "Theoretical Physicist"

  • Potato
    Potato 3 months ago


  • Cjblaster Holland
    Cjblaster Holland 3 months ago

    not to be that guy but he just said this sad truth with a smile

  • Brown BearTV
    Brown BearTV 3 months ago

    And people say that Christianity is far fetched

  • Clorox Bleach
    Clorox Bleach 3 months ago


  • Uri Nation
    Uri Nation 3 months ago


    Stellar nurseries will still exist within the galaxy.

    Let's not forget: Dark Energy = (Dark Matter) x (speed of dark^2)

  • Masashi Ng
    Masashi Ng 3 months ago

    The universe might last forever.

  • Fastelizabethnewtro roblox is my fave

    0:57 looks like a fidget spinner

  • ForViewingOnly
    ForViewingOnly 3 months ago

    The mindless comments on this video make me wish it would happen much sooner.

  • hi pi
    hi pi 3 months ago


  • Todd Medium Wellington
    Todd Medium Wellington 3 months ago

    Creationism×Evolution=Human. the math is there folks believe what you want though.

  • CLNT-
    CLNT- 3 months ago

    if your theorie is right.... who knows... maybe you just talking bs

  • kenny ben
    kenny ben 3 months ago +1

    lol this video's thumbnail is my computer's wallpaper

  • Raiden
    Raiden 3 months ago

    its ok in a few years ww will have the technology to in other dimension

  • Siopao Espiritu
    Siopao Espiritu 3 months ago

    If the universe expand so much in a way That could cause Atoms to rip apart

  • Bill Cipher
    Bill Cipher 3 months ago

    You could "get succed" into my "black hole" whenever you want ;)

  • Clorox Bleach
    Clorox Bleach 3 months ago +1

    Time to drink 🍹 myself up before that shit happens.

  • Rick Astley
    Rick Astley 3 months ago +3

    The universe will turn into a giant black hole, and i'm over here worried about the size of my dick.....

    • apos vlah
      apos vlah 3 months ago

      Rick Astley how much is?

  • ThatGuyMike
    ThatGuyMike 3 months ago

    The thing is its not a bad future, it resets the universe. The amount of atoms being crushed creates the base elements all over again, then a huge explosion from the force scatters it. That is how our universe came into existence, a black hole so big that it exploded and sent everything out. The closest stuff gets sucked back in and the previous furthest stuff gets bombarded so badly that it becomes a dust ring around the centre, being dragged out by all the mass flying away.

  • Jake W
    Jake W 3 months ago

    Good. Means no more democrat party

  • Tarek Faham
    Tarek Faham 3 months ago

    I didn't get it.

  • Dr. Steve Brule
    Dr. Steve Brule 3 months ago

    Meh, scientists are wrong all the time so I don't know how true this is. But if it were to happen then whip out your dicks boys, cuz were about to be sucked into oblivion.

  • YouTube5000
    YouTube5000 3 months ago +3

    I love how people come up with their own theories. Let's first start finding and naming all the species in our oceans and then when can start coming up with toddler theories.

  • Angel Amador
    Angel Amador 3 months ago

    But how if the earth is flat?

  • Adi Singh kumar
    Adi Singh kumar 3 months ago

    WTF!! You sound like you made the universe.

  • Tripti Paul
    Tripti Paul 3 months ago

    whats inside black hole.. if it consumes up everything.. where does it go.. where is the light sucked up by it..i think we have another universe...antimatter universe inside it.. where the matter from our universe.. and the antimatter collapse out.. to leave nothing.. 😅😅maybe

  • #it'scomplicated -
    #it'scomplicated - 3 months ago

    My point is that the universe we can observe is expanding. It doesn't mean everything was originally infinitesimally small. There must be other drops in an endless ocean. That's the point I'm trying to make. The Big Bang cannot have been the creation of all reality

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