I have read a few threads on here and acknowledge i am way out of my depth. Bearing in mind my limited knowledge can someone explain to me how we can say the universe is expanding now. the logic seems reversed to me. ive heard it as the furthest away galaxies are receding from us at the greatest speed, the nearer the galaxies the slower the expansion. a galaxy 10 billion light years is receding faster than one 5 billion light years etc. arent what we are seeing is 10 billion years ago the universe was expanding faster than it was 5 billion years ago, doesnt this mean as time has passed the universes expansion has slowed. the further back in time we go the faster it expanded, and we come to more recent time this expansion slows.