Sat 10 Apr, 2010 07:09 pm
If the images we are able to take now of the early universe are how it looked billions of years ago, what is that area of space where these first galaxies formed theorized to be like now? Are there new galaxies, black holes, nothing at all or something else?
Probably just what we see around us.
Remember, the universe is expanding, as it has been for the past 15 billion years (when the whole universe was very small). It has been expanding in every direction since then. The farther away you look , the farther back in time you look.
The oldest parts of the universe are in any direction.
Most likely empty space - as the universe is expanding - the regions where we can see farest objects well thi s original matter and energy has probably shifted billions of light years further on by now - leaving very empty space that looks full at the moment to us!