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Is a thought about the expansion of the universe.

Well one morning around 2 weeks ago I woke up with a crazy idea in my head, and this was the thought. Pretty much all physicist and scientists agree the universe is expanding. But in the thought I had was what if the universe isn't expanding, and rather every atom in the universe was shrinking at the same rate and increasing in speed. Because if every atom were shrinking it would appear as if everything is expanding away from us. For example take the solar system and put it in a fixed position, and put your self on earth, then start to shrink everything including you but with out moving the planets. To the person on earth it would appear as if everything was pushing/ expanding away from that point. Anyway that is my bizarre thought.

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    Mar 1 2014: What about the space in between the atoms or like you said the solar system, what about the space between the planets? I for one disagree that atoms are shrinking because contemporary science says dark energy is expanding the universe and dark energy isn't made out of atoms.

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