Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada,
In Srimad Bhagavatam it is said that,
"The total diameter of the universe is approximately 500,000,000 yojanas, or 4,000,000,000 miles. (SB 5.23.9 p.)"
But scientifically NASA has proved that the distance of Pluto is about 4 billion miles (exactly 3,670,044,979 miles on an average) from the Sun.
Source : Source from Nasa
Now as per Veda the universe is like Egg shaped placed horizontally where the lower half is filled with water and Gorbhodakshayee Vishu is lying there.
Now PLUTO is moving around the Sun.
My question is,
1. If Pluto is 4 billion miles away from the Sun and it is moving around it then how could the diameter of the universe be 4 billion miles, it should be at least near to 8 billion miles ?
2. Since the lower half of the universe is filled with water, then it is obvious that PLUTO moves through this water once in each of a complete movement around the Sun. How is this possible?
Actually I have been faced many times about this question. Please guide me dear devotees.
And it is not always true to believe that "Since it is described in Veda so we have to accept that.".
Any reply/comment from the devotees for this question is important and valuable for me.
Please guide me to find the valid answer.
I apologize for my way of inquiries. Iskcondesiretree helped me a lot to understand everything scientifically. I expect I will get a valid answer for this question also.
Expecting a reply..