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    Hi,

    i have two quotes (from NASA) and then a question:

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    No one knows if the universe is infinitely large, or even if ours is the only universe there is.
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    We now know that the universe is flat with only a 2% margin of error.

    Question:
    how can NASA say that "we know that the universe is flat with only a 2% of error" when they also say that they don't (even) know how large it is?

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    Let me tell you something.
    The Universe may be finite, but from our point of view, the distances are so great that it nearly makes it infinite for us. So, if we live in an infinite Universe, we cant say that we uncovered how it really works.
    In my opinion, it is too early for us to tell if the universe is flat or not. Is way ahead of us for the moment.

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    They figured this out with the WMAP satellite which mapped the microwave radiation that the objects in our universe naturally emit.

    The findings from this piece of equipment also were that the universe is 13.73 billion years old, with a 1% margin of error, and that they claim that they can see the dark matter out there and that they can detect inflation.

    Personally I am not convinced about the science. If you think in terms of flat as in "Milky Way" flat, "flat" is still ridiculously huge.

    I have my own theory of the universe, but I am a mathematician and not a physicist or cosmologist. So I wont posit theories here that have no provable scientific basis and of which I have no education to even begin debate. Let me just say that although I completely disagree with the already dustbinned "Steady State" theory, I do not agree with the theories of an ever expanding universe either.
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