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Re: Big Bang Happened Within Our Space ? Or ....

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Posted by Paul Rest/">Paul Rest on September 27, 1998 04:24:37 UTC

Space is by no means empty. While it might seem so with such words as "vacuum" and "space" (both of which imply something that is empty) being used, this is missleading. Space is more of less the foundation of reality, it was created with the big bang and expands, contracts, and moves with the universe. Space can be thought of as a four-dimensional surface (four spacial dimensions that is) in which the three dimensional objects of our reality sit. Space is all around us, yet it can be warped, contorted, twisted, spun, and torn, just like a piece of cloth. Space is also far from empty, it is alive with constant quantum flucuations with particals springing into existence then disappearing, microscopic wormholes opening and closing in an instant (more theoretical), and of course radiation from stars constantly seeping through all of this. A large object warps space, such as a star or a dense galaxy, pulls things towards it, I'm sure you've seen the two-dimensional representation of this, you know those things that look like a funnel. Well in real space, this does happen more of less but with an added dimension, as I said before three dimensional objects are sitting in (from a three-dimensional perspective), or on (from a four-dimensional perspective) a four-dimensional surface which is warped and pulled and such from influencing forces (like Captain Kirk saying "Warp speed Mr. Scott!"). I am not an expert here, so there might be many things incorrect in what I just said, but I hope it answers some of your questions.

-Paul

: O.K. everyone, just a minute. Can someone explain to me if our Universe consists of Space ? Or actually the Big Bang comes with a Space. : Hopefully all of you know what 'Space' I'm talking about. Well my own definition would be the big dark infinite space out there which encloses all matters in our universe. : Can someone care to explain, pls?

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