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    1. It doesn't mean that. But it doesn't mean the opposite… Whether there is such a “somewhere” where there is no universe depends not on the universe, but on the meaning that you put into these words , and how you understand this meaning (somewhere, the universe, is expanding)
    2. Nowhere =))

    In my opinion, “where is it expanding” does not sound quite Russian at all. Where does the elastic band expand? To the sides? Then the universe is in the sides, the sides have not been canceled


    Apparently, I still didn't give a meaningful answer…

    The universe with a capital letter means, in fact, the entire physical space. It doesn't expand.

    The extension is just an image. Which, unfortunately, is not clear to everyone. Perhaps you should change it to another one: the space becomes larger inside yourself. It is not its external borders that grow, but the distances between its “points” that grow(which, of course, also do not exist – as well as external borders). This is also just an image.

  1. No. This is a misconception. This is the old materialistic approach.

    Here is an example-this site is constantly expanding, it adds questions and answers, pages, etc. but where, or in WHAT way is it expanding?

    Nothing at all. A website is a formula written by a programmer and executed by an organization (computer). The programmer creates reality with a single Word. It can expand infinitely within itself, but it does not exist outside of itself.

  2. Space (including emptiness) is an integral attribute of the Universe. In the non-universe there is no space (emptiness), therefore-it has nowhere to expand.

  3. The universe is expanding , which means that if two separate objects at rest are not affected by other forces , they will move away from each other over time. The faster the greater the distance between them. At cosmological distances, this expansion is so strong that no forces can resist it, and we observe Hubble's law.
    It is not expanding anywhere, in the philistine sense of the word. Try to imagine a situation where all the distances on the plane have doubled. At the same time, it is easy to understand that the plane remained “on its own”. I think this will be a good analogy for understanding the essence of the expansion of the universe

  4. Colleagues, isn't it obvious that the universe is expanding – in parallel with the increase in consciousness – generated ideas about the nature of reality? Trace the evolution of the prevailing worldview of the human race…

    And yes, I am hinting at the possibility of the conscious nature of the emergence and development of material reality))).

  5. What is the universe? There is still no clear answer to this question, in order to talk about the expansion of the so-called universe, you need to define the concept of “Universe”. Everything that is said about the space around us is sucked out of the finger of pseudo-scientific guesses of researchers of this space. Hence the questions. What was before the universe? What does the space in which this very universe is located consist of? What happened before the formation of space, in which the so-called “Universe” appeared. These questions will remain unanswered, no matter how hard we try to understand our surroundings. It is easier to focus on the concepts of infinity of the beginning and end of the Universe space, while continuing to study the processes occurring in the space around us for our own well-being. The question of who created what We see and exist in, and even more so, where the creator came from, will remain unanswered.

  6. The easiest way to understand this phenomenon is to use an analgia of a smaller dimension.

    We live on the surface of the Earth. It doesn't have any edge. it is closed in all directions, but we cannot see it with our own eyes.

    Let's imagine a ball instead of the Ground and inflate it. The surface will increase, and the distances between objects on the surface will increase. However, there is still no moving edge.

    This is how the Universe “inflates”, but it is closed not in two directions, but in three. It is very difficult to imagine this visually, but you can get an idea of the properties:

    1. A straight line extended in either direction like the earth's meridian will come to the same point on the other side.

    2. The length of this “meridian” is gradually growing.

  7. Where there is no universe, there is no concept of “somewhere”, that is, there is no concept of space “where” it can supposedly expand. Therefore, within the framework of our perception, we can talk about infinity, something like this…

  8. ,If the universe is expanding, does it mean that somewhere there is no universe?”

    And why,strictly speaking, does the fact that our universe is expanding mean that somewhere there is no universe? Why can't this process take place inside another universe, including an infinite one?

  9. The first question contains an assumption in its first part, and the second part contains a conclusion. And you also need to decide what kind of universe the author had in mind. Most likely, the author meant an observable universe, and then we need to talk about this issue from the point of view of scientific knowledge. So this conclusion is not correct. Because it is not difficult for all of us, if we did not learn this in an educational institution, to look at the answer to the question about the methods of scientific knowledge and understand that expansion (whatever we specifically understand by this) is a process that in turn is either a consequence of the property of the Observed, or a consequence of the property of the Observer And in my answer, the conclusion is made on the basis of the fact that the author asked us not to touch on the topic of infinity, and we are talking about the “edge”, the finiteness of the Observed in connection with the limit of our capabilities as an Observer. That is, it also leads to the conclusion that it expands “nowhere” and “everywhere” (the answer to the second question). Although this answer is very similar to the explanation about uniformity, and we were also asked not to touch on isotropy.

    It turns out that the only correct answer to these questions in the given framework for me is: if we allow the expansion of the observable Universe, then most likely this is an ILLUSION associated with the difference in the “capabilities” of cognition of the Observed. And it expands for the observer to where it does not exist for him, that is, beyond his capabilities. “Running away” from us.

  10. In any case, the universe is expanding faster than we can move to its edge. It follows that the” border ” of the universe is physically unattainable for us. Which means that the universe is infinite FOR US. This is sufficient for a modern definition base. Moreover, for the existence of this limit, the “speed” of expansion of the Universe is sufficient, at which the Solar System expands, for example, by one meter per year. More than enough.

    In principle, we are talking only about the terminology (defining base) that has developed in human languages over the time of human existence. That's not much. And while this is not the limit. We try to apply “our words” to what we consider the standard (basis) of their application. Simply put, we are trying to simplify the truth. Knowing full well that the real truth cannot be simplified.

    And forgetting the real truth that one mortal can ask so many questions that ten immortals won't have enough of their lives to answer them all.

    I don't understand at all how this can be?

    And what a life it is, after all!


  11. The expansion of the Universe is apparently a very simplified analogy that popularizers of science use to convey to us the results of their observations and, let's say, “measurements”. Seeing this expansion “from the inside” of the universe, we are probably not given to understand how this expansion looks “from the outside”. Most likely, we will also not be able to find out/understand exactly where such an extension “tends” in the sense of determining certain “spatial coordinates”. After all, we intuitively try to apply our “traditional” ideas-which arose from “communicating” with the third-dimensional world. The hypothetical inhabitants of FlatLand – a world inside a two-dimensional sheet (flat or curved) – do not have a similar failure to “three-dimensional” observation. If we (three-dimensional beings), for example, take their sheet and bend it bringing the opposite corners of the sheet closer to each other , then we will create what is called a wormhole for the inhabitants of the sheet. They will then be able to “jump” to another corner of the sheet, bypassing the conditional thousands of kilometers that they would have to overcome if they went from one corner to the opposite inside the sheet. We, as three-dimensional beings, will also not be able to understand what it looks like to bend our three-dimensional world. More precisely, it is very difficult to understand HOW our world can be bent… It seems like nothing – because we are not given to understand what the fourth direction can be other than width, length and height. But everything suggests that it is in some additional “dimension” that our three-dimensional fabric of space most likely bends – a lot of evidence has already been accumulated that it is the force of gravity that bends/bends three-dimensional space. And just like flat people, we really want to count on the presence of wormholes that would allow us to so deftly jump from one corner of the universe to another corner-say, to the notorious Alpha Centauri… many light-years away. That is why it is so difficult for us to imagine where our universe can expand – or rather, so far we have no choice but to speculate and make guesses in all sorts of ways-mostly about the visible part of the Universe. I want to believe that scientists once more convincingly, in detail and clearly (on the fingers, as they say…) they will explain to the audience how space works, whether Einstein and his followers were right. It is very good that all these amazing discoveries are still ahead of inquisitive Humanity…

  12. Astronomers from the Australian Observatory in their article without much ado claim that the universe is infinite … �

    And the men don't know!!! �8-O

    Everyone knows from school that the universe was smaller than a chicken's egg at the time of the big bang, and then suddenly it turns out that it was always infinite! Have we been lied to all our lives?

    Big Bang Paradoxes >>>
    “The theory �Big �explosion �gives �us �information �about �the size of the Universe �and �even �about �that �she finite or infinite. The theory of relativity describes how each region of space expands, but “nothing” is said about ” size or shape. Cosmologists sometimes claim that the universe was once no bigger than a grapefruit, but they only mean the part of it that we can now observe.
    The inhabitants of the Andromeda Nebula or other galaxies have their own observable universes. �Bystander �in �Andromeda, can �to see �galaxy, �which is not available to us, simply because of the fact that they are a little closer to them; but they can't see those who are considering �we. Their observable universe was also the size of a grapefruit. �Can �to imagine that the early universe was like �a bunch �these �fruit, �infinitely �stretching � �in �all �directions. This means that the idea that the Big Bang was “small” is wrong. The space of the universe is limitless. And �as �his or �squeeze, �it �such �and �will remain.”

  13. The universe is expanding. A very direct statement. I would call the expansion of the universe something else: the universe expands the time frame. I'll decipher it with a few questions: what is distance? What is energy? I won't ask any questions about the material. So: there is no energy, there is work or interaction per unit of time. Distance is the path from point a to point b, and again, we can't think of it without the time parameter. So, we have: the universe is expanding, but it is expanding in time, and the coordinates, alas, no matter how crazy it sounds, can be ignored, although they may be changing, but not as fast as the “framework” of time is expanding. Now about the formation of the universe, or where it expands-as if nowhere, it has always been, paradoxically, although if you take any object, we see that its surface is closed. We are used to closed surfaces and believe that everything has analogs, but here-time, time is not closed by space, and I have already explained about space. Some opponents may object to me, but then I will ask them a simple question: in physics there is such a thing as momentum, so: what will be its value if we collide two bodies of finite mass at a speed of 1 m/s, but the time of collision (interaction) will be zero? Infinite energy? What is the momentum? And you don't have to show me a formula from physics for the 5th grade, think for yourself. How's that? About the big bang, I can say that this is the theory of the big delirium – it was not there, but there are fluctuations in time that created matter and perhaps every atom or every wave is a universe in the universe and we live on one of the faces. Fluctuations are also a headache – where did they come from, since it was so rushed. In theory, everything should be smooth and even, but they happened because of uniformity, apparently time also has” gravity”, but only its own, let's call it a certain physical property. Therefore, our entire world can collapse instantly and when it happens is unknown, but we can move to another “face” without noticing anything, and maybe we are not lucky. Nothing wrong?

  14. If there is no multiverse,but it still seems to be there. That expansion goes to antimatter, the reverse of the material world-the world of spirits, beyond there and hell and heaven in the area where the universe expands. It is easy to go beyond the boundaries of the universe,but there is no turning back,this can be understood when a pre-stroke state occurs, on the verge of death.

    So there is matter, and there is anti, anti and infinite, we do not see it,do not hear it, and do not feel it, but it is there and the expansion of the universe goes there.

  15. It does not expand anywhere-this is the length of perception of human consciousness and nothing more-its own illusion…A person, like his “soul” , is a constant value, the reference point is always the same-wherever he is, there is always a struggle for the “I” – sometimes hidden, sometimes explicit…And all this is only because our consciousness does not want to admit that there is a Creator and that the beginning comes from Him and returns to Him: A Mirror and a Reflection! The soul and its copy – “psyche”…

  16. This example explains the “expanding universe” effect quite well.

    In a Black hole, the space that goes beyond the event horizon contracts, going into a state of singularity. At the opposite “pole”, the singularity “opens up”, carrying out the expanding space with its matter (let's call it a White hole). This is what happened to our world, which we naively call the universe. And now we wonder why we are seeing redshifts in all directions…

  17. In fact, the number of our Universes is not equal to one,and at the time of the Big Bang, several pairs of them were formed,which means that the same number of expanding spaces continue to move in different directions from the reference point of 13.7 billion years ago. I.e., each universe should have an absolutely symmetrical pair, which can be denoted by the “minus” or “plus”sign without difference.

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