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- How can the universe be infinite? 3 answers
So it seems the overall thought is that the universe is infinite. I don't get how.
Most depictions I read mention something to the effect of "at 1^-20 seconds the universe was the size of _". (Essentially mentioning a finite size at a very small length of time). So it came from a singularity, and had a finite size at some point. No matter how fast inflation went, any multiple of that finite size is NOT infinity though. If it was finite once, it is still finite.
If it's infinite then it was always infinite which means it was infinite density, infinitely large, etc. That's too crazy to swallow.
Isn't it more likely that the universe is really really big but not infinite? And we are at the center of the observable universe (to us), however we are off center in some grander universe that's maybe 1 trillion light years across? And nothing is past that because space and time are the same thing. Therefore if there is no light/matter/events, there is no time and hence no space.