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How Big is the Universe?

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Cosmologists, for a decade, have taught that the Universe is approximately 28 billion light years across. We know that a light year is the distance that light travels in a year at about 186,000 miles per second. Therefore, the distance light journeys in a year is around 5.9 trillion miles. This means that lights can journey from one end of the Universe to the other end in 28 billion years.

Newer studies revealed even more astounding data that the Universe is even bigger than was formerly thought. Ed Oswald wrote an article for Yahoo! Tech titled, “How Big is the Universe? Attempting to Answer One of Astronomy’s Most Complex Questions.” In it, he explained, “Physicists…now believe the radius of the observable universe is now roughly 46.5 billion light years away.”

If this is not shocking enough, he added that because the galaxies that we see at the edge of our Cosmos are too “well-formed” to have appeared immediately following the “Big Bang,” researchers at Oxford believe that the Cosmos could be “as big as 250 times the size of our observable universe. Just imagine what will the next decade of research reveal about the Universe?

Today, scientists and cosmologist are in total awe as they stand at the thresholds of the unknown space. How extremely limited their understanding to the mysterious of the Cosmos is. They simply can’t provide the answers about the Universe’s age, size, or composition.  And because of their limitations, men should not blindly trust their theories. Further, today’s technologies are simply inept to see beyond the observable space. Thus, the theories scientists present can’t be backed with adequate evidence.

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).

In His service,

BibleAsk Team

 

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