Toroidal universe, illustration

Toroidal universe, illustration

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Credit: J. Law/EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Toroidal universe, illustration. This is a representation of a theory (hypothesis) about the shape of the universe. The toroidal shape shown here, with numerous galaxies visible, has a two-dimensional surface. In reality, the universe would curved not just in space, but in the combined property of spacetime. Artwork published in 2016.

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