Entropy: The Invisible Force Governing the Death of the Universe

Interesting Engineering | Jul 31, 2021 at 8:53 AM
  • Everything changes and some of us don’t always like that.
  • When a group of atoms is driven by an external source of energy, like the Sun, and surrounded by a source of heat, like the atmosphere, it will gradually restructure itself in a way that increasingly dissipates more energy.
  • Remaining levels of radiation from the Big Bang, nuclear fusions in the stars… There are a lot of processes that keep the energy flowing, but black holes are thought to be the main contributors to this.