Observations of supernovae, or exploding stars, found the movement of light indicated they were moving faster than those nearer to the centre of the universe.
But the scientists claimed the accepted theory of an opposite force to gravity, known as dark energy, was wrong, and said the reality was that the growth of the universe was slowing.
Professor Jose Senovilla, Marc Mars and Raul Vera from the University of the Basque Country and the University of Salamanca said the deceleration of time was so gradual, it was imperceptible to humans.
Their proposal, published in the journal Physical Review D, claimed dark energy does not exist and that time was winding down to the point when it would finally grind to a halt long after the planet ceased to exist.
The slowing down of time will eventually mean everything will appear to take place faster and faster until it eventually disappears.
Professor Senovilla told the New Scientist: “Then everything will be frozen, like a snapshot of one instant, for ever.”
Gary Gibbons, a cosmologist the University of Cambridge, told the news website RT that the idea was not as absurd as it sounded.
“We believe that time emerged during the Big Bang and if time can emerge, may disappear as well as the opposite effect,” he said. …
via Not enough hours in the day? Scientists predict time will stop completely – Telegraph.
What would you experience if time stopped? I think you would feel time normally, but would experience everything around you traveling at the speed of light. You have no problem experiencing things that are traveling at the speed of light. Just look around. Light is everywhere. Photons are already traveling at the speed of light, so are they outside of time?