|MadSci Network: Astronomy|
If we see an object a billion light years away it takes that light a billion years to reach us. So no matter what direction we look we are potentially looking at the ideal point of the big bang.( ofcourse light is tierd out by the tramendous speed of the oldest objects, but potientially.) that aside, this point is distorted and now surrounds us. So my question is actually two, frist, are older objects increasingly distorted the further away they are from us. And secondly isn't it a matter of peception, that the big bang explodes outward and space is growing between galaxies? Couldn't it just aswell imploded and the galaxies shrink? Just a thought
Re: is the universe smaller the further we look?
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