We don't know how large the universe is because we can't see an end to it as far as we can possibly observe
@Dephenistrator, yea but is it larger than THREE football fields?
@A Math Dealer, ok dude, you are going TOO FAR! just take a breath and chill back to two football fields
@Dephenistrator, We will never truly know until we can have a banana for scale
@A Math Dealer, you wouldn't believe me if I told you the truth...
@A Math Dealer, almost
@Dephenistrator, 93 billion light years is the size of the perceivable universe.
@Sir LancesALot, yes, and it shows no sign that is the end to it so we have no idea how much bigger it is than that. So we don't know how big the universe is, it spans as far as we can see
@Dephenistrator, I'm confused, you say it's larger than we can see and we don't know the actual size, then you say it spans as far as we can see. Is that a typo or something? And yeah, I know the universe is most likely more than 93BLY, but I was just noting that 93BLY is the size of the known universe. I think astronomers believe it's at least 120BLY in size, but I don't know where I saw that so I may have imagined it.
@Sir LancesALot, since the universe spans without slowing down at all as far as we can see we have no real measurement for it's size, so no one has a credible number for it's size. It is most likely that our visible portion is less than a fraction of the actual size since we don't see any consistency changes in number of stars. We don't even know what direction a center of our universe is, IF one does exist.
@Dephenistrator, I'm aware of this, but this is also all a theory, albiet a largely accepted theory, so we don't know much about jack. Just playing devil's advocate.
On a separate note; I know it's a saying, but don't you think saying "less than a fraction" is an odd saying? Nothing on you, it's just that if something was less than a fraction, it would just be a smaller fraction. It's just kinda a redundant saying, don't you think?
@Sir LancesALot, it is weird. I always assume a fraction of a fraction is less than 1%, like 0.2% . On that note an atom in greek is supposed to be impossible to cut. As the philosopher said (don't remember which one) eventually you cannot cut something and it is uncuttable, he called that an atom. We can now however, cut atoms.
@Dephenistrator, The thing is, 1% is just 1/100, 0.2% would be 2/1000, still a fraction.
@Sir LancesALot, it is still a fraction, but it's been used as an expression and has a separate meaning simply from overuse of a separate meaning.
So is your mom!
@ORGANIC, and just like your mom, a comparison to two football fields is a gross understatement.
So what happens when I get to the edge.... *begin existential crisis*
@Divided 0, you appear on the other side and the ghosts lose track of you
@Divided 0, wave to yourself in the other universe
You’re technically correct. The best kind of correct!
Is the gun there to force me to accept this fact?!?
The *known universe.
Is it larger than a bread box?
Ok, man. I believe you.
Here. Take my wallet. Just let us go...
But still smaller than the state of Texas (according to Texans).
Ya.. I hate when people think a football field is a form of measurment.
@CynicalSirr, it's probably the only way to get a sports nut to relate
Go ahead and shoot the flat eathers couldnt make me listen and neither will you
I mean, he’s not wrong
Three football fields is larger than two. Therefore three football feilds could be larger than the univierse. My name is Mister meekseeks and thank you for coming to my Ted talk.