ESA’s Planck I'm looking at this 2d picture of 'the funiverse.' So is it shaped like a dinner plate, or a sphere? I read that it was flat. Can the instruments not see beyond our universe, or through it - past its few billion light years existence? They (the instruments) did a pretty good job with what they did, but I wonder if there are limitations of the universe, or in the instruments viewing it, or if that's just all there is to it. The universe looks random and weird, but something like a light bulb. If there were no light it would be a pretty different place for us.