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NateE March 17th, 2015 1:13am

Is there anything at all outside of our universe?

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TERMINATOR310
03/17/15 9:20 pm

Light haven't traveled that far. So we don't know and we won't know for a very very long time

MrTony Colorado
03/17/15 7:31 pm

I think that's where some of the opinions expressed on SOH come from.

DonWichita Kansas
03/17/15 11:23 am

Do gardeners have just one plant & one tool?

HeiserBoss
03/17/15 9:22 am

The universe is defined as all existing matter and space, so if there is something, it is in the universe, it can't not be in the universe.

mc88 Cleveland OSU
03/17/15 5:54 am

Universe, by definition means all encompassing. So no. If there is something outside the universe it wouldn't be the universe

mc88 Cleveland OSU
03/17/15 5:54 am

Wouldn't be called the universe**

Pirate Uses the Tap
03/17/15 6:14 am

The UNIverse is our human word for it. Since space extends forever and ever and ever there could be a break of emptiness that is a zillion times wider than where the last object in our U is...then another could begin. Forever. Eternity. No end.

mc88 Cleveland OSU
03/17/15 6:17 am

That would still be in our universe.

RedHale Texas
03/17/15 5:44 am

I've always had a theory that our universe is a part of a mega-universe, kind of like a giant galaxy

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jvc1133 61535
03/17/15 5:19 am

Idk never been there.

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smarttexan More Moderate Than U
03/17/15 5:31 am

So, I don't know, I'm not a scientist?

Pirate Uses the Tap
03/17/15 6:15 am

jvc, I thought you were from outer space.

jvc1133 61535
03/17/15 8:38 am

I am was sent here to take over the planet,
Reported back on Obama, recd reply,

jvc1133 61535
03/17/15 8:38 am

forget about it, not worth the effort.

AreYou USA
03/17/15 4:18 am

The universe is the universe. If there was something outside of it then it would be part of the universe

Zod Above Pugetropolis
03/16/15 11:08 pm

Whether you call it the universe, or the multiverse, if you define it as everything that is, then everything outside of it isn't.

TheIndian Virgo Supercluster
03/16/15 11:07 pm

Who says that it is "our" universe

Theory says there is a multiverse out there

But we could just be on a petri dish in a lab

Or on on a dandelion being carried around by an elephant named Norton

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Alex619 California
03/16/15 10:48 pm

There's a book out there that answers this question.

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TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
03/16/15 10:47 pm

If you're thinking about what is outside our universe, and you're thinking about space-time, then you're thinking about it wrong. Imagine our universe is a photograph in a stack of photographs. What is outside our photograph? Is it other photos? No.

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TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
03/16/15 10:47 pm

Is it what would be in our photo, but is outside the frame? No. Is it the next moment after our photo (like the next frame in a movie)? No. Because everything in our universe is the DEVELOPING photo.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
03/16/15 10:47 pm

Our universe will only have things outside of it once it is developed. It won't be developed, ever, from our perspective - no matter how long our species lasts. That's the problem with the multiverse:

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
03/16/15 10:48 pm

It can only exist to us if our universe is done developing, at which point we won't exist. It's almost like our universe acts like quantum particles to the outside observer. Ha!

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
03/17/15 12:55 pm

The answer was contained in the atomic arrangement of the pixels forming the semicolon. It also contains information about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. Those opinions and yours are probably equally valuable. LOL

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
03/17/15 1:37 pm

The idea that the universe is flat and round is well established, however I suspect more than two angels can dance on the head of a pin.

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
03/17/15 5:58 pm

MadS: I will put you back in my box of friends. LOL

Arananthi Literal Ninja
03/16/15 10:20 pm

Time and space require observers to have meaning. By definition, all observers are 'inside' the universe, therefore the 'outside' of the universe has no space and no time. Without those things, it's hard to imagine that anything can exist.

JohnnyHelvetica
03/16/15 6:29 pm

Our universe is expanding. What is it expanding into?

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TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
03/16/15 10:31 pm

You're thinking about it all wrong. Our universe is only expanding when viewed from the inside.

NateE Moderate Republican
03/17/15 3:07 pm

So what's it look like from the outside?

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
03/17/15 3:35 pm

If I remember right, the average color of the universe is a light tan color.

kermie gaytopia
03/16/15 6:27 pm

By definition, no. If it existed wouldn't it be part of the "uni"verse?

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tenletters New York
03/16/15 6:53 pm

Not necessarily. There's the hypothesis of multiverses that's gotten some pretty big names backing it, like Hawking. But also, some pretty big names against it. Idk enough about any of this to really have an opinion other then: hey, it's possible.

kermie gaytopia
03/16/15 6:57 pm

I guess I would still consider all those multiverses as still part of one universe.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/17/15 11:04 pm

Yeah. Physicists redefined the word "universe" to something they could handle, then argued there may be more than one. Linguists continue to give physicists strange looks.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
03/16/15 10:33 pm

And outside that? Pants.

Huge pants that wrap around the whole thing. Can't even clasp the button, that's how big everything is. It's like the bigger universe ate five or six universes at the universe Thanksgiving!

rons WOKE is sick
03/17/15 5:50 am

No, the universe is part of a snot in some Hugh beings nose.

Pirate Uses the Tap
03/16/15 6:22 pm

I believe that our Universe gradually fades out. Then after empty space another Universe begins. There are Universes to the infinity. There is no finite number. They all stretch to infinity. No ending.

NateE Moderate Republican
03/16/15 8:11 pm

Literally an infinite amount of universes?

Pirate Uses the Tap
03/17/15 5:52 am

I do think that. Space has no border or end. Its hard to fathom forever isn't it. If there can be one there can be others imho.