No vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end ...

A new cosmology successfully explains the accelerating expansion of the universe without the Big Bang Theory's "dark energy":

Time and space are not independent entities but can be converted back and forth between each other. In his formulation of the geometry of spacetime, the speed of light is simply the conversion factor between the two. Similarly, mass and length are interchangeable in a relationship in which the conversion factor depends on both the gravitational constant G and the speed of light, neither of which need be constant.

So as the Universe expands, mass and time are converted to length and space and vice versa as it contracts.

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