Misconceptions about the Universe? Well, learn that it is expanding at more than the speed of light


The Universe is expanding at more than the speed of light. In the near vicinity of us, up to 1 megaparsec, the space is expanding with about 70km/s, but at 2 megaparsecs, at 140km/s and so on. After a certain distance, the space is expanding as a rate faster than the speed of light. The Universe has been expanding faster that the speed of light since the Big Bang or everywhere stretch.

Thanks, Veritasium, for reminding us that we won’t reach some of the galaxies ever-never-ever ๐Ÿ˜› Now, we cannot move through space faster than the speed of light, but that won’t stop space from expanding at more than the speed of light. In a certain way some galaxies are travelling farther away from us at more the speed of light right now. Ooops.

The Hubble sphere is the area beyond which everything is moving away from us faster than the speed of light. Just learned something new ๐Ÿ˜€

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