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If the universe is expanding - what is it expanding into?

what is THAT space called
and why isn't it part of the universe now?

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  • Aug 12 2012: we lack the technology to look beyond our universe at this moment. lets hope that we will be alive to see where that expansion is heading. in my view expansion doesn't mean that the length of the universe is expanding. it simply means that the galaxies are moving away from each other. well, i'm not sure of the destination though.
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      Aug 12 2012: The current consensus among cosmologists, as I understand it, is that the galaxies appear to be moving away from each other because the *space between them* is expanding. You can visualize this if you think of a balloon being inflated with the galaxies sitting on its surface This explains why the more distant galaxies are moving faster. In fact, the cumulative speed of this "inflation" is such that the more distant galaxies are moving faster than the speed of light relative to us. Thus, the end of the visible Universe. Keep in mind that the speed of light limitation does not apply to the expansion of space, only to moving objects.

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