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Most recent answer: 02/20/2015
Q:
If the hubble telescope has looked in every direction and seen that the universe is 13.8 billion light years away in every direction does that not place us at the center of the universe?
- steve (age 60)
fond du lac, wis. usa
A:

That's not quite an accurate description of what's seen with the Hubble, but it is fair to say that the universe looks nearly the same in each direction. That puts us right in the center of the universe we can see. Everybody else is also right at the center of the universe they can see, which isn't quite the same universe.

Mike W.

Also take a look at https://van.physics.illinois.edu/qa/listing.php?id=28089.   LeeH


(published on 02/20/2015)

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