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What would the edge of the universe be like?

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What defines the edge of the universe?
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I do not think a question can not have meaning. Any question can stimulate some sort of imagination. The edge of the earth is the surface on which we are presently walking, to me at least.

To me the edge of the universe is that area where matter has reached furthest from the big bang. But what matter would that be? Would it be billions and billions of small little rocks that are spread out consistantly around the universe as they fly ever further from eachother. Or is the edge where the light from the big bang is pushing through nothingness. Maybe the edge is pushing up against the edge of a parallel universe, where there is a constant barrage of colliosions between rocks, planets, stars and galaxies.

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Given that Einstein's theory of relativity states that information can never travel faster than the speed of light, there is a popular argument that the edge of the universe can be defined as being the furthest part from the center after the expansion phase (after the big bang) and that it then expands outwards at the speed of light. Thus, the universe would now be many billions of light years in diameter.

The edge would then be the furthest point that anything might exist at. Beyond that point would be nothing

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This is a hard question which no one can answer, even the astronomers are finding difficulty to figure out what the edge of the universe might be like. However, the universe is continually expanding and may not have an edge, or no one will ever know what lies beyond the universe. Scientists may only come up with certain theories and explanations but not proven otherwise. The powerful and advanced telescopes may still not be sufficient enough to look farther ahead.

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This question does not have meaning at the present time. It is like asking, "What is the edge of the Earth?" for people living on the surface of the Earth (as we do). As one travels on the surface, there is no edge, you just keep on going and eventually wind up where you started.

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Nobody knows the answer to this question. It's just simply impossible to know. It's like asking what happens when we die. Nobody can honestly know. It's all just scientific guessing at it's best =)

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I think the Universe is like the inside of an orange, so there is no edge.

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