The Universe

Characteristics of the Universe

What is the universe?

The universe is all of space, time, matter, and energy that exist. Most people think of the universe as just space, but space is just the framework, the “scaffolding” in which the universe exists. Furthermore, space and time are intimately connected in a four-dimensional fabric called spacetime.

Amazingly, some hypotheses suggest that the universe we live in is not all there is. In this case, there is more than just space, time, matter, and energy. Other dimensions exist, and possibly other universes. None of those models, however, have yet been confirmed.


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