# I understanding the edge of the universe

• sambarbarian
In summary, the student is interested in understanding the shape of the universe, the edge of the universe, and what lies beyond it. There are many resources available on the internet which can help him understand these topics, including the wikipedia article mentioned and the PBS website mentioned.
sambarbarian
HI , i am a student currently in class 10th , and i aspire to become a theoretical physicist . I particularly want to know about the edge of the universe when i become one . Any way , i have searched the net for many years of posts related to these topics , but most of that stuff is above me . Can someone please link me some good books or webpages which deal with these topics , but are devoid of complicating maths ? .. please

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sambarbarian said:
HI , i am a student currently in class 10th , and i aspire to become a theoretical physicist . I particularly want to know about the edge of the universe when i become one . Any way , i have searched the net for many years of posts related to these topics , but most of that stuff is above me . Can someone please link me some good books or webpages which deal with these topics , but are devoid of complicating maths ? .. please

Well you certainly don't need to be a theoretical physicist to understand about the edges of the universe -- specifically, there are none. A great place to start is the wikipedia article here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shape_of_the_Universe
Which contains no maths! If you understand this, it should be obvious why there can be no edges.

If there were an edge of the universe, we would have a front row seat. We reside at the most ancient point in the observable universe and it looks exactly the same in every direction - younger.

## 1. What is the edge of the universe?

The edge of the universe refers to the boundary or limit of the observable universe, beyond which we are unable to see due to the expansion of the universe and the limitations of our technology.

## 2. Is there a physical edge to the universe?

There is currently no evidence to suggest that there is a physical edge to the universe. The concept of an edge implies that there is something beyond it, but the universe is thought to be infinite and constantly expanding.

## 3. How do scientists study the edge of the universe?

Scientists use various methods to study the edge of the universe, such as observing the cosmic microwave background radiation, tracking the movement of distant galaxies, and studying the effects of dark energy on the expansion of the universe.

## 4. Can we ever reach the edge of the universe?

Due to the limitations of the speed of light and the vastness of the universe, it is unlikely that we will ever be able to physically reach the edge of the universe. However, we can continue to study and understand it through scientific exploration and advancements.

## 5. What lies beyond the edge of the universe?

The concept of "beyond" the edge of the universe is currently unknown and cannot be scientifically determined. Some theories suggest the possibility of a multiverse or parallel universes, but there is no concrete evidence to support these ideas.

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