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Question:
I have a question regarding the big bang theory. If the universe is constantly expanding, as it is believed to be doing, then it would take infinite energy to expand. If all that energy came from a finite area (which the big bang theory states), then how is it possible that infinite energy can come from a finite space?


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But why do you believe that infinite energy is required for the expansion? Also, why do believe that energy is conserved when a universe is created?

J Lu


If the universe expands forever, it is actually infinite in extent so a finite energy density can add up to an infinite energy. But the energy ( total ) of the Universe need not be conserved !

Jasjeet



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