The Biggest Problem With The Expanding Universe
Ethan Siegel
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For fun, let’s look at the acceleration in reverse, since the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) is observed to be a uniform sphere completely surrounding Earth at the center (as seen from our perspective). What if Space (Time) is emerging at the quantum scale from between all matter, as matter is collapsing at an accelerated rate due to gravity. Since matter was less dense in the beginning, wouldn’t everything appear to be expanding away as we look-out from our place within the gravity well (abyss)? See your last diagram in reverse.