We can see a large fraction (> 2/3 by volume ?) of what it was with biggest telescopes, but "now" the universe is much bigger than we can see. I.e. We can see very distant galaxies when they were something like (I think) 13 billion light years away, but "now" with the continuing and accelerating expansion of the universe they are much farther away. BTW dhcracker & RickyH are nice example of the blind leading the blind happily along their concepts of the universe. I don't want to disturb this happy pair by posting comments on their views. The basic problem is that understanding of the universe is difficult for humans and to large extent based on mathematics. Thinking there must be an edge, must be space outside the stars are expanding into, believing that every star can not be at the center, (or that there must be only one center ), etc. comes very naturally to typical human thought patterns.