Re: SPACE EXPANSION(another space question)

ChuckKuecker (
Wed, 6 May 1998 19:55:54 -0500 (CDT)

At 13:43 5/6/98 PDT, you wrote:
>Here we go with yet another space question, which im not sure if its a
>popular one of not but one i have always been curious about and hope
>someone can shed some light upon it. It is a fact that space is
>constantly expanding and at what rate im not sure. What i question is
>what is space expanding "into". when a balloon expands it expands into
>air, takes up "space". after we eat taco bell our stomachs "expand" and
>take up "space". but when SPACE expands does it take up more SPACE? does
>space make its own space to expand into, at a faster rate than it
>expands? maybe its something obvious im not sure, but would sure like
>some insight if anyone cares to reflect.

That is a pretty problem. Space is what we live in - if it is expanding,
what do we measure it against? If space expands, everything in space should
expand as well.

As far as WHAT it is expanding into, I can only guess that it is a dimension
outside our powers of observation.

Is this somehow related to the curvature of the universe - perhaps the curve
is flattening out..

Chuck Kuecker