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What is the shape of the Universe?

  1. ptosis profile image80
    ptosisposted 5 years ago

    Endless but with 'edges' sounds like some sort of koan.

    A  circle or sphere is that way though.
    How about a Klein bottle?
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_d042CW4fZzk/SXOj3ATcM9I/AAAAAAAAACU/a9PgwxCsP7Y/s400/KleinBottle.jpg
    A saddle?
    http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/files/2010/01/space-shape-4.gif
    It hard to wrap our minds that outside of everything is nothing because I could think of infinity without my brain exploding but not an outside out of everything.

    String theory  says 21 dimensions  all curled up tightly and that gravity is weak in our 3-d world  only because most of the power of gravity  'leaks' into these other dimensions.
    http://mu6.com/images/brane_to_string/flat-350.gif

    Moebius Strip knot theory:
    http://www.oglethorpe.edu/faculty/~j_nardo/knots/tref1.gif

    No math please  - just ideas.

    1. profile image0
      jomineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What is outside the cube or sphere or the hyperbole to give shape to it?
      What gives shape to the universe?
      In fact, what do you mean by universe?

      21Dimensions? What is meant by 'dimension'? The dimensions are mutually perpendicular, so can there be more than three? How can a dimension curle? Does length or breadth or height curle?

      1. A Troubled Man profile image59
        A Troubled Manposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        lol

    2. tussin profile image58
      tussinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This model of the universe has aroused my curiosity. It's not such a bone-headed idea. A worthy member indeed. I see where you are coming from. I will have to think long and hard about this one.

      1. ptosis profile image80
        ptosisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Not too hard though, might get an aneurysm

  2. habee profile image96
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    Well, I know of one tiny dot in the universe that's in pretty bad "shape."

  3. profile image0
    Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago

    I like to think the universe is in the shape of a trapezoid.  Just because I like the word trapezoid.

    1. A Troubled Man profile image59
      A Troubled Manposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're a nut. wink

      1. profile image0
        Motown2Chitownposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        big_smile

        As long as I can be a Hazelnut.  Those are the best nuts!

        1. A Troubled Man profile image59
          A Troubled Manposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          You're name is Hazel or is that the color of your eyes? smile

  4. grand old lady profile image84
    grand old ladyposted 5 years ago

    I sometimes think there is sense to Men in Black, everybody is smaller than larger creatures who are smaller than even larger ones, and it goes on and on. When you get into that track, you get too tired to think about who is the largest and what universe enshrouds this largest one and what shape that universe is, much less what shape the largest is.

    I did, however, like the talking dog in that movie.

    1. ptosis profile image80
      ptosisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I forgot where i read it but the 'experts' say no but then I found this from 2010: "The universe is born from the interior of an Einstein-Rosen black hole could avoid problems seen by scientists with the Big Bang theory and the black hole information loss problem which claims all information about matter is lost as it goes over the event horizon (in turn defying the laws of quantum physics)" - http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 … 172648.htm

      http://www.dpgraph.com/quadtime.gif

      for those who don't understand time-space curvature, I recommend "Flatland" written in 1884.

      Multiverses are not within each other but "next" to each other like this:

      http://www.cadpilot.com/images/blog-images/multiple-d-branes.jpg?sfvrsn=2



      http://img.chan4chan.com/img/2010-04-01/1270157373254.gif

      http://s3.hubimg.com/u/7290854_f248.jpg

      Nobody really know for sure .... interesting pictures though..


      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/7290857_f248.jpg

  5. ptosis profile image80
    ptosisposted 5 years ago

    My eyes hurt - looks like it's moving - but isn't.
    http://m.friendfeed-media.com/05c130356a22a6126d78c4c440109b1a6e3ab48f

 
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