You need not be afraid of phantom energy

Pedro F. González-Díaz
2003 Physical Review D, Particles and fields  
Phantom energy which violates the dominant-energy condition and is not excluded by current constraints on the equation of state may be dominating the evolution of the universe now. It has been pointed out that in such a case the fate of the universe may be a big rid where the expansion is so violent that all galaxies, planet and even atomic nuclei will be successively ripped apart in finite time. Here we show however that there are certain unified models for dark energy which are stable to
more » ... rbations in matter density where the presence of phantom energy does not lead to such a cosmic doomsday.
doi:10.1103/physrevd.68.021303 fatcat:mrwks72zfjahzhwt747ldkrw6e