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  1. #1 Unobservable universe travelled faster than speed of light? 
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    Hi, I've just signed up.

    I was just on a site called Scale of the Universe (http://www.scaleoftheuniverse.com), it's very cool, it lets you zoom in and out from an atom to the universe. If you zoom all the way out it says the observable universe is 140 Ym but the whole universe is estimated to be 930 Ym across. If the observable universe is based on the light leaving that point at the start of time and only reaching us now, how can anything beyond that point (anything in the non observable universe) have got there from the point of the big bang? Wouldnt it have to have travelled there faster than the speed of light?

    Does that make sense? Thanks.


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    There are probably lots of posters here who knows more about this than me.

    But the way I remember having it explained is that the "big bang" was not a big explosion of matter and energy in an empty space, but rather an expansion of space itself.

    Or something along those lines.


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    Space itself is expanding and tha expansion can be, and was, faster than light speed. The light we are now observing that was emitted some 13 billion years ago is from objects that are now considerably further away.
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  5. #4 Scale of the Universe 
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    Please note that scaleoftheuniverse.com is a fraud! The creator of the Scale of the Universe is Cary Huang (http://htwins.net/scale). The scale.. site is showing the video and making money through ads with it without permission from the owner. Support the actual creator and expose the fraud!
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  6. #5 Unobservable universe travelled faster than speed of light 
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    Please not that scaleoftheuniverse.com is a fraud! The creator of Scale of the Universe is Cary Huang (http://htwins.net/scale). The scaleof..com site is showing the video and making money with it through ads without permission. Please help support the real creator and expose the fraud!
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