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? asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 2 months ago

Is it possible this isn't the first universe that existed?

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  • 2 months ago
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    The "Dark Energy" question applies to your question.  If the mass of the universe is big enough to eventually overpower the force of the Big Bang, it would collapse on itself and lead to another cycle.  But we don't think there is enough dark matter or dark energy to make that happen.  I.e. current theory says NO but there are some theoreticians who still believe in a cyclic universe.  I'm aware of the theories but am not enough of a cosmologist to tell you why current theory says NO.

  • 2 months ago

    YES and what you call the universe may very well be just a small part of something much much larger and even older still since it all looks like it is a cyclic system with Black Holes playing a key role in that formation...


  • 2 months ago

    It is possible that Santa Claus is real. Doesn't mean I am going to entertain the idea any more than I would consider the notion of "other universes", evidence of which there is none.

  • Zirp
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    2 months ago

    Sure it could

    We have no idea of what was there before the Big Bang

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  • 2 months ago

    I suspect that most cosmologists ,today, believe we are part of a multiverse -- so the description "universe" needs qualification .

    That is , "our universe" is possibly just one of many ,in a "space/ universe " that could contain an infinite number ,and which may have existed for an infinite time .  

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It may be cyclical. If particles can randomly appear in a vacuum, I don't see why universes couldn't. 

    Because I am a fantasy prone, shaky grip on reality sorta kinda scientific kind of beta guy, that's why.

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