March 18, 2006

Um, doesn't this break the laws of physics ...

... just a tad??

The universe expanded rapidly — growing from the size of a marble to billions of light years across — within the first trillionth of a second after its cataclysmic birth, astrophysicists reported Thursday. (Link.)

The speed of light is 186,000 miles per second. I wonder if someone could do the math and figure out how fast an expansion of "billions of light years across" -- in a trillionth of a second -- equates to.

I bet the answer would make those who design warp drive engines on "Star Trek" beyond green with envy!

Posted by Hube at March 18, 2006 07:16 AM | TrackBack

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