The COM of the Cosmos?

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Does the term center of mass of universe mean anything? Why why not?
 

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Does the term center of mass of universe mean anything? Why why not?
No, for something to have a center of mass, it has to have a center and the universe does not.

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No, for something to have a center of mass, it has to have a center and the universe does not.

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What do you mean by centre? does every body has a geometrical centre what does geometrical centre even mean?
 
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Does the term center of mass of universe mean anything? Why why not?
Not in standard cosmology. The standard cosmology assumes that the universe is spatially homogenous and isotropic. The homogeneity precludes having a center.
 

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