Is the universe endless?

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Offline CPT ArkAngel

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Is the universe endless?
« on: 03/09/2011 07:50:55 »

Is the universe endless?

What i know is that if it is, it will take an infinite time to learn about it.  [:D]

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Is the universe endless?
« Reply #1 on: 03/09/2011 16:25:01 »
Simply put, we don't know.  The way scientists try to answer this question is to look at models that fit with both general relativity and what we observe in the universe.  The current most favored model is a flat, infinite universe, but there are also valid models that are not infinite which also fit our observations.