Do We Expand With The Universe?

published 6 years ago by Neptune Studios

When the universe expands... do we expand with it?

This podcast is brought to you by science alert the Facebook page that connects engages and inspire science enthusiasts worldwide follow us at slash science alert or science Physicists tell us that the universe is expanding but does that mean we expand with it I mean if so wouldn't no one noticed because everything would scale up at the same relative size it would seem like nothing had changed well the truth is the universe isn't expanding space is of course everything else in the universe is in space and ignoring the influence of any other forces when the space between things expands those things will appear to be carried farther apart but there are other forces in the universe and their strengths are directly affected when space expands for example gravity and electromagnetic some are able to hold Adams and solar systems together because these forces are too strong for the slow expansion of space to overcome think of it like this if you and your cat are standing on a piece of ground that starts to stretch horizontally between you the ground will pull you in your cat away from each other ...

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