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The Universe is expanding

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by MxRacer190, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Apr 17, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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    MxRacer190

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    What is the universe expanding into? What's on the outside of the universe? Nothing? What is nothing? :annoyed: This atronomy class has my brain hurting.
     
  2. Apr 17, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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    TacomaPrime

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    Oh man. I LOVED astronomy. I love space and the stars and planets and stuff.
     
  3. Apr 17, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    memario1214

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    People always told me it was expanding into the whiteness... WTF is the whiteness!? My guess is that is is circular and defies our physics. I feel like you could go in a straight line and hit the same place over and over again. I really have absolutely no idea though
     
  4. Apr 17, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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  5. Apr 17, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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    I've always loved astronomy myself. So fascinating knowing how much is out there that we'll never be able to explore or even see.

    I've wanted to get a telescope, something decent enough to actually see stuff and make it worthwhile.
     
  6. Apr 17, 2012 at 6:35 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    The universe is so far beyond our comprehension we can never begin to understand it at it fullest. I love astronomy. I took a class years ago and really enjoyed it
     
  7. Apr 17, 2012 at 6:37 PM
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  8. Apr 17, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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  9. Apr 17, 2012 at 6:44 PM
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    Dude, you ever look trough a telescope?

    Yeah! But have you ever looked through a telescope....... ON WEED???
     
  10. Apr 17, 2012 at 6:46 PM
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    Its expanding at an increasing rate... :eek:
     
  11. Apr 17, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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    this is what my professor believes. That everything we know/understand/imagine is confined to our universe. That anything "outside" of the universe is unimaginable. Pretty crazy stuff.
     
  12. Apr 17, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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    Astronomy ate my lunch, then kicked my ass and stole my lunch money and ate my lunch again. Good luck.
     
  13. Apr 17, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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    Sounds like something a politician would say
     
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    It is not expanding into anything, space itself is expanding. It is not logical to think of anything outside of the universe for it to be expanding into.

    P.S. A related misconception is that the Big Bang happened somewhere in space. It did not. The Big Bang was an explosion OF SPACE, not in space.
     
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    I was reading that eventually it will expand so much that light from other stars will not reach us, beyond the event horizon and there will be nothing in the sky to look at
     
  17. Apr 18, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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    True. It may even affect atomic nuclei at some point!
     
  18. Apr 18, 2012 at 9:25 AM
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    Wait till he gets to the part where there is more energy in nothing than there is in something.
     
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    OP, have you covered "Dark Matter" yet? Now that made my brain hurt. If you read Brian Greene's work, you will be amazed at how much you can understand. Ah, String Theory--great stuff.
     
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