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Katie Mack: ‘Knowing how the universe will end is freeing’

Terms like "heat death", "big rip" and "vacuum decay" don't sound all that inviting. And they aren't.

They describe a few of the theories scientists have about how our universe will one day die.

  • Kameron Virk
  • BBC

But when cosmologist Katie Mack thinks about the end of everything, it gives her peace.

“There’s something about acknowledging the impermanence of existence that is just a little bit freeing,” she tells Radio 1 Newsbeat.

I’d be willing to bet there aren’t many people who feel that way – but even for Katie, it’s not quite as simple as it sounds.

  • Sharing the terror

Katie can still remember vividly when she…

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