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Originally posted by SuicideVirus
The material Universe just kind of "soaked" into existence, like water through a paper towel. But I'm sure there are smarter people than myself who would disagree with me.
Originally posted by AmoebaSized
Yes, space ends. Back in 1964, Preries (spelling) and Wilson of AT&T Bell Labs found the background radiation (left over from what is preceived to be the Big Bang) all around. So yes, Space does end even if it is expanding. At the boundary, it is a few tenths of a degree above absolute zero all around any direction you care to look. (The background radiation boundary.)
Originally posted by Pazzzzz
If space is a looped system, then there is nothing outside the loop? Just nothing? There is always something behind something.
Originally posted by hlesterjerome
No, space is a closed loop system.
Reality is a complex vibration set on the surface of a 10 dimensional sphere.
If you traveled far enough in any given direction, you would return to your starting point eventually.
Originally posted by 3_Libras
Originally posted by styxxz
Cool topic OP.
I don't think the universe has a definable size and I believe it's never ending.
This stuff about expanding universe, hmmm, considering no one knows the size how can we be sure it's expanding. Sure we observe galaxies receding from us at an accelerating pace, but that doesn't *prove* the universe is expanding. Rather something out there is pulling on these bodies making them move away from us. Even if the universe is expanding, why are these bodies moving away. My guess is there's something massive out there we've yet to detect.
To sum up, I think the universe is infinite. There may be places in the universe where nothing exists (void), but that doesn't mean that's not part of the universe. Also, regarding multiverse. No reason to assume that multiple *verses (dimensions) can't exist in the universe.
WOW does that make sense
There are a number of reasons to support the idea that the universe is expanding, and they are pretty well documented. Here are some of them:
Originally posted by stove167
Black matter (if it exists its still in theory) is inside of the universe. and black holes are stars that have died and collapsed in on themselves and continue to collapse in on themselves forever so they are infinitely dense and these black holes weigh so much that there gravitational pull is so great that they swallow planets and stars and even light .that is why they are black and you cant see them.
Originally posted by midnightrider07
squiz, what is the tired light hypothesis?
Originally posted by squiz
My god, the ignorance is running rampant...
Originally posted by NateNute
Does space end? Or is it one of those things that give you a head ache because something never ending is just not understandable....opinions?
Originally posted by squiz
If you map the distances according to redshift under this false assumption.you would see that it appears that these galaxies all have a path that points back to the earth, are they saying that the earth is the center of the universe? that's what the hypothesis shows, it is very much similar to a flat earth mentality.