If the Milkyways stars were grains of sand….

bgmacaw

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In celebration of the return of @blowtorch ....

Sounds of laughter shades of life are ringing
Through my open ears inciting and inviting me
Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns
It calls me on and on across the universe


 

John Backlund

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"Heads Up..... it's the 'Starship Backlund"
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So, what’s at the end of space?

We will never find out in our lifetimes. I'm okay with that.

Many people speculate and perhaps even invent an explanation. Unlike other animals, humans are driven by the need to find ways to correlate effects with causes. It makes us superstitious critters.
 

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This is fascinating, indeed. And quickly overwhelms my visualization/comprehension capacities. So ol' Walt Whitman's response might be apt now. (Well, a bit later. It's 3:30 p.m. here.)

When I heard the learn’d astronomer,
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me,
When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them,
When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room,
How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
Till rising and gliding out I wander’d off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.
 

David Barnett

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So, what’s at the end of space? Two theories I’ve heard are it doesn’t end, ever and it’s curved in on itself so that you would eventually finish where you started. Also, if, in the ‘it doesn’t end hypothesis, presumably the outer reaches are filled with nothing, zilch, nowt, a true vacuum. If we send electromagnetic waves through it, is it still a perfect vacuum, or has it then got something in it?

Or, since the universe is still expanding, if you were able to go to the edge of the universe and keep going, at a rate faster than the expansion of the universe, the universe would expand along with you.
 




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