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Posted by Alexander on March 12, 2001 15:13:02 UTC

I am glad that finally the situation clarifies. Finding Universe to be exactly the same size in all directions confirms that there are no edjes and that we are NOT near its center, just because there is NO center.

It is called cosmological principle: regardless where you are in the Universe, the Universe looks the same (symmetric) in all directions, and in all places average density of stuff in it is about the same.

This is exactly what the long observations with the Hubble telescope had confirmed - no edges, no centers, the Universe is symmetric and homegenious (on a large scale): no special concentrations or voids. (On a small scale galaxies lump together due to mutual gravitational attraction and form clusters and other structures).

So, Universe is either infinite or finite (closed like 4-D sphere) - and you see the same picture from anywhere in it (as far as speed of expanding space allows you to see).

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