The Shape of the Universe: The Properties of Quadratically Expanding Space

Author(s): Donald R Airey

The relation between time and space is difficult to describe because we can’t measure time directly and can only make inferences based on how the space between objects change from one moment to the next. The widely accepted FLRW metric describes an essentially linear relation between space and time. Here we show that space instead grows quadratically with time and that – as a result of a tiny but ubiquitous acceleration produced at every point in space – the least understood aspects of our universe – the accelerated expansion of space, the high velocity of stars and galaxies around a common center and the relation between mass and angular velocity in spiral galaxies – have a simple and geometric explanation.

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