## A Conversation for Curved Space and the Fate of the Universe

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Doug_the_Cat_Lover Started conversation Oct 23, 2005

This may be what you were trying to get across, or it might be something else entirely, but there are people who think the universe will expand ad infinitum, but there is a finite amount of space at the moment.

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Kandarian Posted Oct 25, 2005

Finite space at the moment???

Why shouldn't there be a infinite space??

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Doug_the_Cat_Lover Posted Oct 25, 2005

That is just one theory.

It says that at the time of the big bang, the space inhabited by the nugget of matter was all the space that there was. Since space has been expanding for a finite amount of time at a finite rate since that time, the follow-up to that is that there is only so much space.

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Gnomon - time to move on Posted Oct 26, 2005

Here's a question for you, Doug! Is the Universe a black hole?

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Doug_the_Cat_Lover Posted Oct 26, 2005

The universe? A blackhole?

Well, I guess it's possible, but it seems a bit unlikely, as then there'd be black holes within black holes.

But, hey, 500 years ago I'd be astonished at hearing you say the earth is flat. So, anythings possible.

Of course, that's partly the problem.

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