quasi in rem

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

huh?: "The universe is at least 156 billion light-years wide"

I have a har time with this article. After a while it begins to resemble those mortgage quote assessments we have been recieving recently from realtors.

Apparently I am not alone in that respect:
""All the distance covered by the light in the early universe gets increased by the expansion of the universe," explains Neil Cornish, an astrophysicist at Montana State University. "Think of it like compound interest.""

That does not make it any easier.

Light does not travel on any medium but though a medium. how can the universe expand and take the light with it. Even if the universe was 156 billon light years wide it seems like light should only expand out about 26 billion light years.

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