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Endless Universe ?
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Posted 3/23/08 , edited 4/21/08
I am thinking that the universe is endless.
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Posted 3/23/08 , edited 4/21/08
I have neither reason to believe or otherwise, although I persoanlly suscribe to the belief that it is effectively endless.
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Posted 3/23/08 , edited 4/21/08
There is one theory for the universe's existance which redefines time.

Now if time does not exist, is the universe endless?
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Posted 3/23/08 , edited 4/21/08
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And the Opening post's content is questionable, but the question is worthwhile enough I suppose.


the_glob, please expand. You are right insofar that if we say that time does not exist, then what we are basically doing is putting forth an alternative theory of time. This is just a an idea to start from, not something to post in extended discussion. You know, you could investigate on your own, and then have something pretty interesting and worthwhile to contribute.

Again, to inject the standard scientific picture:
"(c) Will there be an infinite amount of time in the future? Probably. According to the classical theory of the Big Bang, the answer depends on whether events will keep occurring. The best estimate from the cosmologists these days is that the expansion of the universe is accelerating and will continue forever." (IEP)
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i think the universe i endless but man would probably destroy themselves and end the universe
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Don't String Theoriest have a theory that the universe is "looped" together with other universes? Sorta like they're moshed together but are on different frequencies so they don't actually merge into each. I saw a special on PBS about it and it seemed sorta interesting. I was just wondering if anyone else has heard of this and what they though.
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Posted 3/24/08 , edited 4/21/08
No, the universe has a limit.
Everything has a limit, there is no such thing as infinity. I believe that the universe is very expansive, but eventually comes to an end, which would just be marked by endless space, an area marking the lack of all things existing. Basically, the area of expansion that the universe has not yet reached, as said by the big bang theory, which is the most logical theory if you ask me.
However, it really doesnt matter because mankind will most likely not exist to see the edge of the universe, wherever that may be.
Posted 4/15/08 , edited 4/21/08
i think the universe is a sphere like earth - the ending in Men In Black
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Posted 4/15/08 , edited 4/21/08
Well if there's a beginning, then there's an end..

Or something like that
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Jeebus, ok this will be the third time I'll have posted this gosh darned pic. The universe IS too insanely giga-normous for some to comprehend, its possible it may be infinite. We don't know nor have the means to verify it yet. The photo I have attached has been reduced drastically from its original resolution of 1600x1600, the astronomers took this with the Hubble telescope, and note: This was in just ONE direction out of a possible gazillion++ different angles.
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Posted 4/15/08 , edited 4/21/08
yeah probably. but if it wasnt endless...there will b somethin outside it..and that too..it will be endless anyways
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Posted 4/15/08 , edited 4/21/08
To answer your question, yes and no.

im going to answer with how, not why, because this is based on current science fact.

Currently there is a limit to the size of the universe, however it continues to grow. In the essence of a three dimensional view the universe is just growing so at any point it constantly has an end, it just keeps going farther and farther. However in a four dimensional view (4th dimension being time) the universe has no end and heres why.

Using a type of proto star that shines just as bright at any distance in the universe scientists can pin point the approximate rate of growth of the universe. What they found when looking into this is that not only is the universe growing but its growing at a faster rate then when the big bang happened and it shows no signs of slowing or stopping at all but rather growing even faster.

What this means is that if viewed in the 4th dimension the entirety of the universe would be laid out in a never ending field of vision and thus be endless.

The real question in my mind is, does that mean that matter will continually pull appart until only atoms are spread across the entirety of the universe or at one point will matter stop following the expansion and pull together back into a single solitary mass?
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Posted 4/16/08 , edited 4/21/08
The universe is either endless or will end, the Big Bang started something that will end one of four ways;
A) Big Crunch: Universe collapses begause the gravity within it counteracts 'Phantom Energy'
B) Big Freeze:
B1)Stabilization: Universe stops expanding but does not collapse, Universe freezes when all stars die
B2)Expand forever: Universe expands at a steady pace forever...
C) Big Rip: 'Phantom Energy begins to increase exponentally, universal expantion picks up speed, everything comes apart at sub atomic level.
That's all I know about...
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