This is maddening
Before I faint for thinking too much about it, one question: is there a limit on how far can we see?
Newer and newer equipment allow us to see farther in space, and by extension, in time.
ALMA is now peering at things that occurred a "mere" billion years after the Big Bang. Is it theoretically possible, with more sensitive equipment, to actually perceive the Big Bang somehow? if not, why not?
And if it's possible (at least theoretically), would that mean that we could point out this equipment to any point in the sky and see it? is the "Big Bang" out there, all around us? or is it in a single direction?
The mind boggles... I'm definitely not suited for astrophysics, simply thinking about these things make me feel insignificant and sick...