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Following the Big Bang, everything is traveling away from a central point.
Following the Big Bang, everything is traveling away from a central point. Does this mean that the point of origin of the universe now has no matter anywhere near it? Is 'the universe and everything' like an hollow ball with all the matter on the outside and nothing left in the middle? Would it be theoretically possible to find the point of origin and place one of those historical plaques there saying 'The universe was born here'?
Hi SwansontNow that you mention it, I have just remembered something in Stephen Hawkin's 'A Brief History of Time'. He said that the galaxies are travelling apart much like the currents in a currant bun while it is being cooked. He said the currants all spread apart as the bun expands but they always remain evenly distributed throughout. Actually, if I'd remembered that at the beginning I wouldn't have needed to ask the original question!!! Does that fit in with your model of what happened after the Big Bang?