How Big Is The Universe?

  
Via:  MrFrost  •  6 months ago  •  25 comments

By:   Mr. Frost

How Big Is The Universe?
Is the Universe infinite?

Leave a comment to auto-join group Mike Hunt's Taco Stand

Mike Hunt's Taco Stand


Pretty heady stuff, but a brilliant commentary. 

NO POLITICS. NO TROLLING.


S E E D E D   C O N T E N T



Is the Universe infinite? Or does it somehow fold in on itself? And if so in what shape? Join us today as explore the size of the Universe. Written and presented by Prof David Kipping, with special thanks to cosmologist Prof Colin Hill for fact checking. You can support our research program and the Cool Worlds Lab at Columbia University: https://www.coolworldslab.com/support


Tags

jrGroupDiscuss - desc
[]
 
MrFrost
Professor Principal
1  seeder  MrFrost    6 months ago

In case the link in the article doesn't work. 

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Principal
2  seeder  MrFrost    6 months ago

Link to the Cool Worlds Lab..

Cool Worlds Lab

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
3  Buzz of the Orient    6 months ago

IMO it's bigger than we can possibly see or hear, even with optical and radio-telescopes, and so whether or not it is infinite will remain a question.  For all we know, what we DO know, could be less than a mere microbe in the universe that we do know, and even the galaxy of which our solar system is a tiny part is nothing but a dot on a slide for a microscope being observed by a living creature that is greater or more different than even our imaginations could possibly comprehend.  Am I saying we are insignificant as being of importance in the universe?  You're damn right I am. 

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Principal
3.1  seeder  MrFrost  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3    6 months ago

Apologies for the video Buzz. I did look for it on other platforms but couldn't find it. 

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Principal
3.2  seeder  MrFrost  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3    6 months ago
IMO it's bigger than we can possibly see or hear, even with optical and radio-telescopes, and so whether or not it is infinite will remain a question.

Part of the argument... We can "see" roughly 13.8 billion years/light years in every direction. Now let's say there is someone at the very edge of that 13.8 billion light years. What do they see? Logically, they would be able to see 13.8 billion years in every direction as well. Wash, rinse repeat. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
3.2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MrFrost @3.2    6 months ago

You can ask the question, and maybe your guess of an answer is as much of a possibility as a countless number of others - it's the infinite number of monkeys typing on an infinite number of typewriters - one will come up with YOUR answer. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
3.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MrFrost @3.2    6 months ago

I juat re-read my reply to you and want to make it clear that I meant no insult.  My theory is just as vulnerable to the monkeys as yours is.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4  Kavika     6 months ago

Very cool video and it's certainly bigger than a bread box.

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Principal
4.1  seeder  MrFrost  replied to  Kavika @4    6 months ago

I am glad you enjoyed it. 

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
5  Gordy327    6 months ago

It's estimated that the whole universe is approximately 93 billion light years in diameter. That's a big universe.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
5.1  devangelical  replied to  Gordy327 @5    6 months ago

any way you look at it, that's a hell of a commute from the suburbs...

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
5.1.1  Gordy327  replied to  devangelical @5.1    6 months ago

At least there isnt much traffic to deal with.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
5.2  cjcold  replied to  Gordy327 @5    6 months ago
93 billion light years in diameter.

And what lies beyond those measly 93 billion light years?

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
5.2.1  Gordy327  replied to  cjcold @5.2    6 months ago

Beyond? Whoa, mind blown jrSmiley_30_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Hallux
Sophomore Principal
6  Hallux    6 months ago

I don't know, but the dress it is wearing makes it look really fat.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
6.1  devangelical  replied to  Hallux @6    6 months ago

I will not make any black hole jokes, I will not make any black hole jokes...

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
7  Trout Giggles    6 months ago

I belong to this Face Book page called MUFON Global and they were discussing if the universe is sentient

 
 
 
Hallux
Sophomore Principal
7.1  Hallux  replied to  Trout Giggles @7    6 months ago

If it is, it is a sociopath.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
8  devangelical    6 months ago

I don't care how big it is. it still isn't big enough to share with any fucking trumpster and thumper vermin...

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
8.1  Gordy327  replied to  devangelical @8    6 months ago

Theyre in their own universe.

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Principal
9  seeder  MrFrost    6 months ago

Sorry I didn't get back to this article, I was in the hospital for the last 3 days. All good, I live on. 

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
9.1  charger 383  replied to  MrFrost @9    6 months ago

hope things go well for you

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Principal
9.1.1  seeder  MrFrost  replied to  charger 383 @9.1    6 months ago

Thank you. 

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Principal
9.2  Gordy327  replied to  MrFrost @9    6 months ago

I hope you're feeling better Frost.

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Principal
9.2.1  seeder  MrFrost  replied to  Gordy327 @9.2    6 months ago

Better today. Still really sore but better day by day. Good thing too, my lawn is in dire need of a haircut. 

 
 
Loading...
Loading...

Who is online

XXJefferson51


28 visitors