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Q & A: Does the universe spin?

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Most recent answer: 12/17/2015
Q:
Concerning the unexplainable acceleration of the expansion of the universe: If the entire universe were, itself, be spinning, could simple centrifugal force with no source of opposing centripetal force cause the expansion to accelerate?
- Mike Novak (age 67)
Oshawa Ontario Canada
A:

Hello Mike,

No.   If it did there should be a center and an axis about which it spins.   As far as we can see the universe is very uniform in all directions.   No such center exists.

LeeH


(published on 12/17/2015)

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