If the universe is expanding, what is it expanding into?
Zoe from Wiltshire (Age 5-14)
Rhiannon Potter from Dorset (Aged 5-14)
Laura Young from Surrey (age 5-14)
Magan Davies from Staffordshire (Age: 5-14)
Hector Yapp from Staffordshire (Age: 5-14)
Allan Phillipson from Derbyshire (Age: 45-54)
Scientists say that the universe is expanding. My question is what is it expanding into?
Neil from Bedfordshire
I have posed this question on other Science forums (fora?) But nearly always received the reply saying that the question is irrelevant!
Q: If the universe is expanding, what is it expanding into?
Ken Wright from Cambridgeshire (Age 45-54)
We know that basically the universe is made up of space and contains galaxies with solar systems, planets, comets, asteroids, black holes, dust, cosmic rays etc. The universe is said to be expanding – but into what? Where is the end of the Universe and WHAT IS BEYOND IT? It cannot be expanding into nothing, even nothing is something.
Nigel Le Gresley from Essex (Age 55+)
If the Universe is expanding, what is it expanding into (i.e. what lies beyond the Universe)?
Robin Ingledew from Middlesbrough (Age 55+)
If the Universe is ‘expanding’ into what area/space/ material is it expanding and does it matter? Or is it ‘expanding’ or as in times past the world was not ‘expanding’ but the knowledge of it by a few was ‘growing’?
John Ramsbottom from Devon (Age 55+)
Science tells us that the universe is always expanding. Now from my knowledge things only expand if they are either a) growing or b) physically or chemically changing. So my question is this: Why is the universe expanding? What is it expanding into? And does it want to expand; is it conscious and does it want to expand?
Leah J. Warren-Williams from Somerset (Age: 5-14)
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