(about the volumetric dimensions of our Universe)

Based on what we’ve been able to glean and comprehend from a number of astrophysical sources, the following speculations about the volumetric dimensions of our Universe seem to further tie in and be compatible with our previous fusion-fission perspectives about its formation.

Being neither an astrophysicist nor someone well-versed in advanced mathematics (who basically still needs to take his boots off to count to twenty) perhaps such speculations are a presumption. Nevertheless, we think they offer a reasonable explanation about the matter.      

Our levels of science about it have reached such a state of the art that we now have the capacity to acquire more and more understanding of what the “universe” is, how it was formed, its estimated age, its known components and elements, how these behave, and how its entire matrix seems to still be expanding, etc. But what we know and understand about it derives solely from what we’ve been able to observe about it, either directly, or from what our instruments and space probes have done to further broaden our field of view of it. Beyond that…we don’t really know its actual dimensions.

So this has led us to have further speculations about that aspect of it: If we could figure how to compute its actual extent, what would be some of the factors of consideration involved with doing so? Here’s what we’ve come up with:

  • The apparent and most constant form or shape found throughout the Universe is the sphere. Is it not likely then that the matrix of the entire Universe is also spherical?
  • If such a supposition is correct, perhaps the following adaptation of Einstein’s equation for the theory of relativity could be a way to compute a reasonable estimate of the Universe’s actual volumetric dimensions.
  • That is: UD = TV/3…or the Universe’s dimension is equal to time x velocity/cubed.

Simply put, if the Universe is indeed spherical in form, then the entirety of its particles of energy and matter may be calculated in the same way we calculate for the volume of a sphere. But, since we don’t have a known diameter to work with, we use instead the factor of time since its formation event, multiplied by the velocity of its rate of expansion from that event, cubed. The mathematical result of that yielding its most probable volumetric dimensions to date. And the reason we say…to date…is because there are some doubts about the consistency of the velocity of that rate of expansion. If that is the case then that leads us to further speculate as follows:

  1. If the velocity of the rate of expansion were to increase that would mean that the outer edges of the Universe sphere are still not fixed, and its volumetric dimension is still in flux.
  2. If the velocity of the rate of expansion were to remain constant that would mean that the outer edges of the Universe sphere were becoming fixed, and its volumetric dimensions now more clearly defined.
  3. If the velocity of the rate of expansion were to decrease that would mean that the outer edges of the Universe sphere had been reached, and that its expansion was now reversing, to begin the process of diminishing its volumetric dimensions, and, imploding back toward the source of its formation event.

Whether any of this has any validity or not we must leave to all our astrophysicists out there who have the brains, the expertise, and the intuitions, to figure it out. Regardless, it is a fascinating subject…and great fun to speculate about…even if we’re so uninformed about it we’re the equivalent of a long-ago acquaintance who was so un-informed about everything he thought Allis-Chalmers…was the name of a girl.