>>a million. curiously the Universe is increasing. no depend if it extremely is increasing and not endless, does not that recommend that theoretically you may desire to attain the "area" and previous of the Universe? What then? Limbo? Or is it only void? yet void is area nonetheless. depend and means can exist in area. If previous the Universe became only void the Universe could be defined as how a ways out depend is going.<< you're questioning is logical, yet regrettably worry-loose good judgment does not artwork as quickly as we talk approximately some good factors of the universe. The universe is declared to be 'isotropic' and 'homogenous.' particularly what meaning is that no depend the place you're interior the universe, that place will look on the midsection of the universe. Earth seems to be on the midsection because of the fact as quickly as we glance outward in all guidelines we see the universe increasing far off from us. although, in case you're on yet another planet a million-million gentle years from Earth you may see precisely the comparable factor. the nice and comfortable button is that there is not any area to the universe. >>what's increasing interior the Universe. Is it only depend flinging outward?<< First you may comprehend that each and every little thing -- mass, gentle, all varieties of means, you and that i, etc.,. -- are embedded interior the "fabric" of area. the respond on your question is that it is area it extremely is easily doing the upward push and depend is only going alongside for the experience. >>Does the Universe boost in all guidelines?<< From any poiint interior the universe, like Earth, the universe is increasing in all guidelines. yet remember -- in case you're on another planet gentle years from Earth the comparable factor could be real (the universe is isotropic) >> is there and how can there be a "shape" to the universe? << yet another hard question! There are 3 diverse shapes the universe would have -- a million. Open (hyperbolic with adverse curvature). in this sort the universe maintains to boost indefinitely; 2. Closed (around). At a while interior the destiny the universe could supply up increasing and crumple decrease back on itself; 3. Balanced universe. At a while interior the destiny the stress of gravity precisely equals the stress of boost and the universe only stops increasing devoid of next crumple. Of the three, all modern-day observations strongly recommend that #a million is the situation of our universe.