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The opposite side of the world?

  1. Jan 22, 2012 #1
    Energy or matter or whatever, after the big bang, should have been thrown out in all directions. Obviously, matter or energy travelling in opposite directions, at both sides of the centre of the explosion, had greater relative velocities than matter or energy travelling in closer paths at one side of the explosion. Has such difference been observed in astronomical observations? If that was the case, then maybe scientists could locate the centre of the universe.
     
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  3. Jan 22, 2012 #2

    Pengwuino

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    No, because the Big Bang was not a literal explosion, it was an expansion of spacetime which acts more like the expansion of the surface of a balloon than a firey explosion.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2012 #3

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  5. Jan 22, 2012 #4
    We wouldn't see any differences even if it would be a literal explosion. The classical expansion of an infinite homogeneous mass distribution within a static Euclidean space leads to the same result as the relativistic expansion of an infinite flat space-time.
     
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