Professor Stephen Hawking
Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that experimenting on the Higgs boson could be the end of the universe. Getty

Stephen Hawking recently revealed that the 'God Particle' (Higgs boson), detected by scientists in 2012, has the power to end the universe.

The physicist stated that at very high energy levels the Higgs boson could become unstable, causing a "catastrophic vacuum decay" that would cause space and time to collapse.

However, there's no need to panic as it's not happening anytime soon. "Most likely it will take 10 to the 100 years [a 1 followed by 100 zeroes] for this to happen, so probably you shouldn't sell your house and you should continue to pay your taxes," Joseph Lykken, a theoretical physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, said during his lecture at the SETI Institute on September 2.

So there's time before the world ends and according to netizens, the best way to spend some of that time is posting some hilarious tweets and memes about the 'God Particle' destruction. Check them out below: