The universe we can see is 94 billion light years across. Now we're looking at the oldest light in the universe. We can't see any farther. There's no light from before the beginning, or what we think of as the beginning.
If you could go to the edge of the observable universe, you would be in a new sphere of vision 94 billion light years across. Looking back at Earth, all you would see is the radiation from the beginning of the universe, as it left the place where Earth is now. The universe began everywhere. There is no center.
We can never experience anything outside ourselves in the present. How far can you see? If you could look back at yourself, what would you see? Is it possible we all have a different and yet equally accurate sphere of vision? Is it possible that we're all in the center of a universe that is finite and yet has no boundaries?
"How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress." -- Niels Bohr, Nobel Prize in Physics 1922
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