• Question: does the universe go on forever?

    Asked by liamster6000 to Shannon, Katherine, Hugh, James on 11 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Hugh J. Byrne

      Hugh J. Byrne answered on 11 Nov 2017:

      I don’t know! In time? In space? Is there an edge of the universe? I’ll tell you when I get there 🙂

    • Photo: Katherine Benson

      Katherine Benson answered on 11 Nov 2017:

      Yes, I believe so, but we will never find out because it takes so long for light from these places to reach us!

    • Photo: James Brown

      James Brown answered on 16 Nov 2017:

      I think there are 2 theories- one where the universe (which IS expanding) continues to do so (and every thing ends up alone! and goes on forever) or at some point it will begin contracting and eventually compresses down to another big bang!