deschainXIX wrote:I think most of the universe's mysteries could be solved if we simply looked far enough. I mean if we could literally see at great distances. Since time and space is relative to the observer, if we were to look far enough away from us, we could, in theory, see the beginning of the universe.
We have already looked far enough and would be able to see the Big Bang if not for a wall of primordial hot plasma that blocks our view. If this "wall" had a hole and we could peek through it, we would be able to see what the very beginning looked like. But the problem is that a 400,000-year-old universe looks very different from a 13,800,000,000-year-old one. In the former, electrons roam freely; in the latter, heavy elements have already formed and light behaves in a way that enables us to see (some of what's going on).