How can the universe be expanding faster than light?

1 Answer
Feb 9, 2017

The expansion of the universe is not resulting in matter moving faster than the speed of light, only that the "edge" of the universe is travelling outward at a rate great than #c#.


The expansion of the universe does not mean that matter is being moved at a speed greater than #c#, but only that space is being created at a rate that is greater than the speed of light. Thus, no violation of the "speed limit" that the speed of light imposes has occurred.