The Universe has already started to wind down. I don't know why I find that depressing. I mean, it's the least of my worries.
Thanks to David for this downer:
The universe is apparently well past its prime in terms of making stars, and
what new ones are being made now across the cosmos will never amount to more
than a few percent on top of the numbers already come and gone.
This is the rather disquieting conclusion of a new and significant study of
the rate at which stars have been produced through cosmic time.
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