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Hey, I'm still trying to recover from the time decades ago when it was announced that those 'smudgy stars' we thought were just a long ways away and therefore out of focus on telescopes of the day were actually freekin' GALAXIES - BILLIONS OF THEM. My concept of reality increased in size by orders of magnitude in that second.
originally posted by: imsoconfused
When I was a kid my dad use to say space was never ending, infinite. He would ask how could it end and say if you were flying through space and came to a big wall with a sign saying this is end of space, what is on the other side?
When you are a kid infinite is a hard number to wrap your head around. If space is infinite then stars and planets and LIFE is infinite right?
I mean if you have a one in a quadrillion chance of intelligent life evolving on a planet you would still have an infinite number of quadrillions and an infinite number of the one that has life.
It seems there would be a 100% chance of another planet with intelligent life, we just have not discovered it.
So does space have an end or even a beginning? And if it does have an end what is on the other side?
You are correct. Forget big bang. Its just a convenient way of stating that we don't know jack really.
originally posted by: Terminal1
To me, if space and time were created at the moment of the Big Bang and the universe is still expanding then it has to have an end or border.
Of course I am no cosmologist but I just feel the Big Bang theory is somewhat incorrect.