OCT 05, 2015 08:41 PM PDT

Could We Ever Get to the Edge of Our Universe? And What Would it Be Like?


The whole universe is infinitely vast. It continues to expand so quickly that there would be no actual way of being able to catch up with it. This makes it incredibly hard to even comprehend what would be necessary to actually examine what it's like beyond our universe.

But say we had the technology to get us to the event horizon where the universe is expanding; then what? If this happened, by the time we got there, the universe would have expanded even further. Even at the speed of light, which still takes time to get from point A to point B, we wouldn't be able to catch up with the universe's expansion.

If the universe's expansion were to freeze during the travel, this might be the only way to get to the end of the universe, but even then, it would take eons to get to the universe's edge.

There are a lot of theories out there about what it's like beyond the event horizon, but there is no concrete evidence that anything else exists out there. There are ideas floating around that there are other universes out there, while others believe that we're the only universe out there that continues to expand at an exponentially growing rate.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
You May Also Like
OCT 17, 2019
Plants & Animals
OCT 17, 2019
Here's Everything You Need to Know About a Kangaroo's Pouch
Kangaroos are particularly interesting creatures, and perhaps one of their most recognizable attributes is the pouch on mothers’ bellies that provide...
OCT 17, 2019
Space & Astronomy
OCT 17, 2019
All About NASA's Upcoming Plan to Explore Europa
Planetary scientists have been in search of potentially habitable worlds for years, and perhaps one of the most promising places we have yet to explore in...
OCT 17, 2019
Chemistry & Physics
OCT 17, 2019
Artificial "Bug Eyes" Made of Nanoparticles and Liquid Marbles
The term compound eye refers to the unique visual organs that can be found in many insects (hence the nickname "bug eyes"), as well as certain sp...
OCT 17, 2019
Space & Astronomy
OCT 17, 2019
A More Practical Theory Regarding Tabby's Star
A distant star system called KIC 8462852, also commonly known as ‘Tabby’s Star,’ has a particularly interesting reputation for dimming sp...
OCT 17, 2019
Plants & Animals
OCT 17, 2019
Watch An Ant Colony Attack This Crab Like a Bunch of Savages
Ants have a particularly striking reputation for being somewhat relentless, and as it would seem, such a reputation doesn’t fetter even when the anim...
OCT 17, 2019
Cardiology
OCT 17, 2019
Parkinson's Disease is Present in the Blood
Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system. Often starting with a barely noticeable tremor in one hand, the disease affects a...
Loading Comments...