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What is Heat Death?

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Is this one of the ways the universe could end?

posted Aug 18, 2016 by Erika

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The hypothesis of heat death stems from the ideas of William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, who in the 1850s took the theory of heat as mechanical energy loss in nature (as embodied in the first two laws of thermodynamics) and extrapolated it to larger processes on a universal scale.

Death by burning, a form of capital punishment
Drought, a climatic condition usually associated with heat and with death of crops

answer Aug 19, 2016 by Amit Kumar Pandey