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What happens if you reach the edge of the universe?

You would see the same as you would in ordinary space. The universe expands at the speed of light, so light would not be able to bounce off the “edge of the universe” in order for it to be reflected back into your eyes.

How much of space is dark matter?

about 27%

Are humans mostly empty space?

The atoms that make up your body are mostly empty space, so despite there being so many of them, without that space you would compress into a tiny volume. If you lost all your empty atomic space, your body would fit into a cube less than 1/500th of a centimetre on each side.

Why is space so empty?

Why did space expand during the Big Bang, and why is it still expanding today? So the emptiness of our universe comes from the interplay between these two quantities: the speed of light that defines the distance scales and the expansion of space, which is pulling everything apart.

Is there an empty space in the universe?

Somewhere, far away, if you believe what you read, there’s a hole in the Universe. There’s a region of space so large and empty, a billion light-years across, that there’s nothing in it at all. There’s no matter of any type, normal or dark, and no stars, galaxies, plasma, gas, dust, black holes, or anything else.

Why is space so huge?

Despite what you might assume from this image, most of the Universe is empty, intergalactic space. But the reason the Universe is this large today is because it’s expanded and cooled to reach this point. Even today, the Universe continues to expand at a tremendous rate: approximately 70 km/s/Mpc.

What happens if you get pregnant in space?

While sex in space could present some mechanical problems, conceiving a child in the final frontier might be downright dangerous. “There are many risks to conception in low or microgravity, such as ectopic pregnancy,” Woodmansee said.

What is huge space?

The Milky Way is a huge city of stars. It is so big that even at the speed of light (300,000 kilometers per second or 186,000 miles per second) it would take 100,000 years to travel across it. On this scale, the diameter of our Milky Way galaxy will be about the size of the United States!