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If the universe is expanding, what are we filling up. It cant be space beacuse the universe is space right?

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Originally posted by Soulja

If the universe is expanding, what are we filling up. It cant be space beacuse the universe is space right?

This is always a hard one for people to get to grips with (some are lucky and can make the conceptual leap easily).

 

The Universe is expanding but it does not fill anything up. Hard to imagine as it sounds, but the Universe is "making" space whilst expanding not expanding into a space. :scratch:

 

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In addition, the observable universe is expanding because we can see light from further away.

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Don't forget, conventional matter only makes about something like 30% of the total mass of the universe.

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Originally posted by §lîñk?¥?

The Universe is expanding but it does not fill anything up. Hard to imagine as it sounds, but the Universe is "making" space whilst expanding not expanding into a space.

 

So, in a sense, it's filling the vacuum that nature so abhors? ;)

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Originally posted by Glider

So, in a sense, it's filling the vacuum that nature so abhors? ;)

No. There is no "outside" the universe. Not even a vacuum.

 

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So what would happen if we travelled towards the very edge of the universe and moved faster than it was expanding, and surpassed the "edge"

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Originally posted by fafalone

So what would happen if we travelled towards the very edge of the universe and moved faster than it was expanding, and surpassed the "edge"

We'd have to re-write the physics books. ;)

 

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Originally posted by §lîñk€¥™

No. There is no "outside" the universe. Not even a vacuum.

 

And you have proof to back your statement, theory, hypothesis or whatever you want to call it?

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Originally posted by Soulja

If the universe is expanding, what are we filling up. It cant be space beacuse the universe is space right?

 

Are familiar with dark matter? It is not known to what is it but it is said to occupy most of the universe.

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Maybe the end of the expanding Universe is just the horizon.

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Originally posted by the GardenGnome

And you have proof to back your statement, theory, hypothesis or whatever you want to call it?

No, and I never claimed to have a proof. I made my statement based on logic. The logic being that to be outside space and time is a meaningless statement because without space and time what have you got? No space and no time. When and where is that precisely?

 

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Originally posted by §lîñk€¥™

No, and I never claimed to have a proof. I made my statement based on logic. The logic being that to be outside space and time is a meaningless statement because without space and time what have you got? No space and no time. When and where is that precisely?

 

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Just being curious. Nothing bad.

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Well ill tell you whats beyond our universe... the nothingness.

 

Ever see the never ending story?

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An absense of space and time has meaning, we just don't know exactly what that meaning might be.

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Originally posted by fafalone

An absense of space and time has meaning, we just don't know exactly what that meaning might be.

 

That just begs the question, IMHO: If you don't know the meaning then how can you claim it has any meaning.

 

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Well, it does have the meaning that its there, and eventually it will be filled by our universe. But the meaning is much deeper then what I said.

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what about this the universes expansion is more of a probability of where matter can exsist and travel. just a thought

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Whats stopping there just being more nothing out there, like the nothing between all the matter of the universe.

 

The edge of the universe seems to be defined by matter at this point, what about electromagnetic waves and gravitational fields? Do they extend out past the edge of the matter?

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I don't think anything beyond the universe is effected by gravity. The edge of the universe is made of gasses, which arn't pulling at anything in nothingness. Unless, the universe is being pulled by this notheingness.

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Originally posted by Piccolo

Well ill tell you whats beyond our universe... the nothingness.

 

Ever see the never ending story?

 

Yes and it never ends.

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Originally posted by §lîñk€¥™

 

That just begs the question, IMHO: If you don't know the meaning then how can you claim it has any meaning.

 

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Everything has meaning.

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