The universe is a very big place; so large, in fact, we are not able to see it all. The understanding of most astronomers is that it all started with a “Big Bang.” Currently the universe is expanding and that expansion is accelerating. This means that in the past it was smaller, and in the distant past it must have been infinitesimal.
Many people wonder, “Where was the Big Bang?” and “Where is the center of the universe?”
The answer to this is “everywhere.” This is a strange answer, but if you think about it, if the universe started as a very small point and has been expanding since, then what was that small point is now the entire universe. That small point is everywhere, so the answers to those two questions is “Everywhere!”
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