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Originally posted by CommandoRenegade
Who the hell knows... Probably a giant alien probe.
In all seriousness though its probably got to have something to do with time or space... I don't think there is an edge but only spaces between spaces and maybe time has something to do with linking.. I don't know, its really beyond human understanding at the moment.edit on 3/22/2012 by CommandoRenegade because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by dragonridr
reply to post by swampcricket
Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) has confirmed that the universe is flat with only a 0.5% margin of error.Or in other words it doesnt curve back in on itself so there is nothing outside the universe itself. An interesting article i read somewhere was explaining how big bangs constantly occur in the universe. In physics there's something called a virtual particle. They pop in and out of existence and as we know the universe continues to accelerate these particles pop into existence but do to expansion of space time dont pop back out again but get stuck. So the irony of this may mean the universe is made of nothing.
Originally posted by rom12345
The only logical definition of the edge of the universe, would be a transition into absolute nothing.
It is outside all causality and even attempting to define it arrises paradox.
The 3rd law of thermodynamics would suggest it is a 'region' of infinite disorder.
I would imagine one way to look at this edge, would be that which is beyond the causality of the big bang.
With black holes (kind of the opposite) there is the no-hair theorem where the are only 3 observable properties. I would think the 'edge' of the universe has no properties to be discussed mathematically, and certainly not with words. Perhaps it can only be described in terms of what it is not.
Maybe the edge of the universe is equivalent to the event horizon of the big bang.edit on 23-3-2012 by rom12345 because: (no reason given)