I did look through this forum for other threads on this topic, but didn't find any. If this has already been discussed, then please let me know where the thread is. A common model for the expanding universe is an expanding ballon upon which some dots have been drawn. A well know flaw in this model is the fact that as the balloon expands, so do the dots. If the universe expanded like that, then we and our telescopes would expand as well and we wouldn't see the effect. A better model is proposed in which there are coins pasted to the balloon so that as the balloon expands, the coins stay the same size. In this model, the rubber of the balloon expands between the coins, but does not expand under the coins where the paste is. However, I would like to propose a somewhat idealized version of this model in which the paste only contacts the coin and the balloon at a single point of each, say the center of the coin tacked to a single point of the balloon. Then under the coin, except for that one point, the rubber is sliding as the balloon expands. So how about the real world? Is space something that is stuck to us and our telescopes like the rubber is stuck to the coins, or does space slide through us as if attached at a single point? Or is there nothing attached and space is sliding through us at all points?