big crunch

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big crunch

The time reversal of the Big Bang in which space–time collapses to a singularity. As the big crunch approaches galaxies would start to merge and the temperature associated with the background radiation would increase. The big crunch will occur at the end of time if there is enough mass in the Universe to make it closed. It is currently thought that this is not the case.

big crunch

[¦big ¦krənch]
(astronomy)
A singularity at the origin of a black hole into which all the matter and radiation in a closed universe would eventually collapse. Also known as gnab gib.
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Disruptors that ignore the big crunch find themselves in this last, dying stage.
The big crunch arrives because you are not a rich toff, When you can't pay the bills then you are simply cut off.
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However, Price bristles at Ballesteros's suggestion, and insists he will do everything in his power to justify his selection come the big crunch in the autumn.