We all know the concept of the universe expanding. Would it be possible that the universe is not expanding at all, but the spacetime between objects is increasing? My question comes from the idea that spacetime is changed due to the presence of gravitational objects and the idea that gravity is pretty weak, at least weaker than one might expect it to be. What if the gravitational forces are actually a lot bigger, but most of the gravitational force is being converted into the actual stretching of spacetime. From the point of view of an observer this would result in the universe seemingly expanding.