Asked by: Tony Karger, Norfolk
The expansion of the Universe only significantly affects space and time on scales bigger even than entire clusters of galaxies. Below this, the size of objects is dictated by far stronger influences, notably the force of electromagnetism in the case of atoms. Extremely sensitive measurements have found no evidence that the fundamental properties of atoms are anything other than constant.
Robert is a science writer and visiting professor of science at Aston University.
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