what is at the end of the universeIn some sci-fi videos, they show a journey to the end of the universe or the edge of the universe. For example, in Doctor Who, he travel to the end of the universe...

what is at the end of the universe

In some sci-fi videos, they show a journey to the end of the universe or the edge of the universe. For example, in Doctor Who, he travel to the end of the universe then leaves the universe to go outside of the universe. Is this possible??

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shake99 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

It's one of those questions that blows your mind. How can it have an end? But then again, how can it possibly be endless? It's impossible either way. What this tells us is that we, as finite human beings, do not have the capacity to understand the true nature of the universe . . . yet. It means that our way of thinking, our "rationality" is limited, although we like to think that rational, scientific thinking can answer all questions. There's something biggerthan us out there, and it knows the answer to questions like this.

wannam eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The truth is that we simply don't know what is at the end if the universe. We don't even know if there is an end to the universe. Scientist argue over almost every point about this area of science. Is the universe like a ball that just loops back on itself? Is it more like a flat plane that we could find the edge of? Is there more beyond that edge or is this all there is?

astrosonuthird | Student
Or maybe it is likethis that now time is going backwards and we don't know!!
astrosonuthird | Student
In reply to #9. Is it a poem that you saw form www.google.com
Jacob_0ne | Student

I agree with the others who believe that we simply cannot grasp the enormity of our universe, nor will we. Nearly 95% of our universe is made up of 'dark energy' and 'dark matter'- unknowns. We only know the fringes of knowledge of the universe, and we will never know it completely. Interesting points:

(Job 26:14)

14 Look! These are the fringes of his ways, And what a whisper of a matter has been heard of him! But of his mighty thunder who can show an understanding?. . ." (NWT)


(Isaiah 40:22)

. . .There is One who is dwelling above the circle of the earth, the dwellers in which are as grasshoppers, the One who is stretching out the heavens just as a fine gauze, who spreads them out like a tent in which to dwell..." (NWT)



astrosonuthird | Student

Yep! Thanks Wifi (to agree with me)

wifii213 | Student

astrosonuthid is right. The universe is slowly expanding and from what I've heard, the universe's expansion is accelerating. Space I believe is infinite and the universe is just a small part of it of which is the collection of a variety of celestial bodies (galaxies, stars, black holes,etc.). As the universe expands, these celestial bodies ( more importantly the stars) would become too far away from each other that the universe will be mostly empty, dark, and cold.

astrosonuthird | Student

The end of the universe -


                    The cosmos is expanding very very fast.


It is not shrinking, if it shrinks, it will become a crunch and time will go backwards.


According to Astrosonu Higgs theory-


The universe will expand and will reach in a stage where the cosmos will not expand further, THERE WILL BE A SUPERNOVA.

etotheeyepi | Student

A line in the play, Camino Real, by Tennessee Williams has the answer.

Quixote asks Sancho, "Where are we?"

Sancho replies, "We are at the end of the CamINo reAL, and at the beginning of the COMino real."

iklan100 | Student

Does the universe really have an 'end'? Or is it a constantly evolving, expanding infinity? Im still not sure.