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Light waves from a star radiate and spread apart from each other as distance from said star increases. When the light waves are so spread apart, they are no longer able to be detected so therefore we cannot see stars from extremely far away. Therefore, we fail to conclude that the universe is not infinite.

Suns avatar Sun No Way +20Reply

NO EDGE!

Marys avatar Mary No Way +19Reply

If you are on a boat in the middle of the ocean on on sides of you you will see the ocean. Why? Because that's your horizon. But that does not mean that the entire world is the ocean. The ocean, much like the Universe, keeps going even if you can't see it.

I didn't know so many people with degrees in astrophysics used amirite.

@mattreynolds I didn't know so many people with degrees in astrophysics used amirite.

That's pretty basic knowledge taught in any High School Astronomy class.. or AP Physics B for that matter.

Anonymous +9Reply

light is inversely proportional to distance squared

I appreciate your effort.

But no.

The universe is only around 14 billion years old, so we can only see the stars that are within 14 billion light years of earth. Also, dark energy is causing the universe to expand so quickly that light from the furthest stars will never make it back to us. If it weren't for dark energy though, the sky would eventually be completely bright.

Lol, i didn't know kindergartners used Amirite

@HopeImrite Lol, i didn't know kindergartners used Amirite

Because from my picture i look like im in elementary school right? get off and go steal something

Velociraptors avatar Velociraptor Yeah You Are +2Reply
@Velociraptor Because from my picture i look like im in elementary school right? get off and go steal something

Haha! Its annoying as hell when people jump on you for a post that was just an innocent personal view on the world. And I enjoyed the racism

Anonymous +4Reply

Your logic took a wrong turn there somewhere...
The Universe is infinite, but it's also expanding, which also doesn't make much sense, but if you want it explained better go watch Hank Green's No Edge video on SciShow on YouTube.
The only time the entire night sky would be bright would be if Olber's Paradox were to come into action. Since the universe is expanding in all directions, the galaxies of stars are traveling away from each other and taking their light with them. So if the universe were to suddenly stop expanding, the light wouldn't be moving away anymore so, theoretically, the entire night sky would just be solid light.

what I got from this: The presence of darkness in the sky means it doesn't go farther than that. Yes, but we have telescopes that go BEYOND UNSOLID DARKNESS.

Anonymous -1Reply

facepalm

Are you brain damaged?

@Frank_n_Furter Are you brain damaged?

Oh, but it's not ok for me to insult you? >.> Obviously my asking if you had brain damage was referring to how retarded-ly wrong this post is

@Frank_n_Furter Are you brain damaged?

That is irrelevant to being brain damaged, and the fact you think you're making a point makes me believe you're brain damaged.

@Frank_n_Furter Are you brain damaged?

Social anxiety =/= being insecure, another thing that makes me thing you're brain damaged.

@Frank_n_Furter Social anxiety =/= being insecure, another thing that makes me thing you're brain damaged.

I think it's pretty clear that I am not brain damaged, I was just stating one of my theories in this post.

Nice picture by the way, you don't look at all like the testicles of a polar bear.

Velociraptors avatar Velociraptor Yeah You Are +5Reply
@Frank_n_Furter Are you brain damaged?

No I am not. You shouldn't insult me, after all you're the one with social anxiety who fears meeting new people. Stop being so insecure about yourself and maybe you'll make friends someday.

Velociraptors avatar Velociraptor Yeah You Are -7Reply
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