Is the universe hyperbolic in shape?
- Ride my seesawLv 62 months ago
No, just in disposition.
- 2 months ago
We don't know. It could be spherical (positive curvature), flat (zero curvature), or hyperbolic (negative curvature). It depends on the total amount of matter in the universe and the cosmological constant.
- Ronald 7Lv 72 months ago
It is actually shaped like a pear
- nebLv 72 months ago
No. Evidence (accelerating expansion of universe, Casimir effect) points to a small positive value for the cosmological constant which would indicate positive (or zero) large scale spatial curvature.
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- CarolOklaNolaLv 72 months ago
No, it is not, and spacetime is NOT negatively curved, hyperbolic. The space time continuum is flat in 3 or possibly more spatial dimensions.
We do NOT KNOW what the shape of the Universe is. It may be amoeba like. HOW do we get outside of the Universe to observe it with it dying, then how do we get back inside to report our observations?
- billrussell42Lv 72 months ago