posted on Jun, 15 2006 @ 07:29 PM
Your questions are anything but "dumb", cedargrove
. Frankly, I don't think your question about the "center of the Universe" can be
answered by anyone currently.
The Big Bang Theory, if you believe it, would tell you there is no center of the universe. The Big Bang wasn't an explosion in the same sense as the
ones we normally think of, where there is a central point with matter expanding outward equally in all directions. The Big Bang was not an explosion
"within space", but rather an expansion "of space itself". So, there is no center, as such. From any location in space you choose, it will appear
that everything else is moving away from you, like dots on the surface of a baloon being blown up.
I believe the above is currently the most accepted view of the cosmos, but that doesn't mean it's true. It's just the most accepted view currently,
and it only addresses the "observable" Universe. So, there are still issues, other points of view and knowledge not yet gained that could change
A good, simple explanation can be found at this link:
So, I guess there may be a center to the Universe. Who knows? No one that I'm aware of ...