June 21, 2012 - In a startling new theory, scientists have predicted that the passage of time will stop altogether.
The theory is based on research conducted at two Spanish Universities aimed at explaining why the expansion of the universe appears to be accelerating, a conundrum that has puzzled scientists for years. What they came up with was the notion that the expansion of the universe isn't accelerating at all; instead time itself is slowing down at an imperceptible rate and that eventually it will stop entirely, resulting in a perpetual static snapshot for the rest of eternity.
"We believe that time emerged during the Big Bang and if time can emerge, may disappear as well as the opposite effect," said cosmologist Gary Gibbons.
The theory of time running out was devised by researchers from two Spanish universities trying to explain why the universe appeared to be spreading continuously and accelerating.