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Why we don't feel the universe acceleration ?

  1. Oct 17, 2015 #1
    Why we don't feel the universe acceleration ?

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  3. Oct 17, 2015 #2

    phinds

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    The acceleration of the universe is a metric expansion, not a proper motion acceleration. Nothing "feels" the acceleration because it's not the same thing as going up in an elevator, which is actual acceleration. In the universal acceleration on cosmological scales, things just get farther apart.
     
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