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Are you sure the Earth is NOT at the center of the Universe?
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Yep. Next question, please.
3/31/2008 3:07:23 PM
3/31/2008 3:10:36 PM
3/31/2008 3:53:46 PM
Absolutely. Care to ask me another?
3/31/2008 4:10:51 PM
When measured with respect to what?
It does not matter where in the universe you are, light will appear to move at the same speed in every direction, and galaxies will appear to be receding from you at (on average) around 70 km/s for each megaparsec they are distant from you. The universe is hence said to be, broadly, isotropic.
3/31/2008 4:15:48 PM
A-yup. There is no such thing as "the centre of the universe".
3/31/2008 4:40:35 PM
Even if I were to tell you it'd be impossible to find out one way or the other, that still wouldn't make your "theory" right.
3/31/2008 5:09:12 PM
Even if there were a center to the universe, our planet is orbiting a star that is orbiting the center of this galaxy, which itself is in motion and subject to the gravitational pull of other nearby galaxies. So there's no way that Earth could be the physical center of anything with all that going on.
3/31/2008 5:10:36 PM
Yes. It would be odd to be at the centre of the universe but way off to the side of one galaxy and, on a much smaller scale, off to one side of a solar system.
3/31/2008 5:43:05 PM
Sure. Otherswise, where do all those new planets and stars come from?
8/12/2009 10:41:01 PM
Yes. Just ask NASA.
8/13/2009 5:29:54 AM
Nope. But since the universe moves and we're in a moving spiral galaxy: Anything that's in the middle won't be for long or the Earth is universe central, the mother to be of all black holes
8/13/2009 11:58:02 AM
Dude, we're just like a grain of sand in the Sahara, existence isn't about us.
8/13/2009 12:40:08 PM
Allegory for Jesus
The center of the Universe is empty of matter. That's why.
3/7/2011 10:13:17 PM
Yes, we're not even the center of our solar system.
3/8/2011 12:34:38 AM
This is not news, it's been common knowledge for centuries.
3/8/2011 1:23:27 AM
5/16/2011 12:16:43 AM
It's not even at the center of the solar system.
BTW shit-for-brains, the universe has no center.
11/7/2014 6:01:03 AM
"Are you sure the Earth is NOT at the center of the Universe?"
Just ask Dr. Buzz Aldrin: 2nd man on the Moon, Space Scientist
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11/7/2014 10:01:02 AM
Don't be daft, the centre of the universe is Praline.
11/7/2014 10:51:13 AM