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  1. #1 Universe curvature 
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    I dont know what i expect the universe to be shaped like but i would like to know how it can be shaped


    just wondering
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    http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/universe/uni_shape.html


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    To add to inow's post, our universe does seem to be flat, but according to big bang theory, it cannot be shaped like a piece of paper, since that implies that it is infinite. For the universe to be able to be both flat and finite, it would have to be in the shape of a torus.
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    Yes, the Universe is very bizarre indeed!

    A person with no concept of a sphere (ne. oblate spheriod) could walk from a point on Earth in a sraight line, and eventually arrive back where they started, very confused.

    As for the torus, could an analogy be like a smoke ring?, in terms of dynamics there's some strange perturbations occuring here?
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