On one hand we see that the universe is about 13,7 billion years old and about 150 billion light years across. So when we look at the far reaches (the edges) of the universe we are seeing back in time.
On the other hand, the universe started as a small point and expanded from there. So why is it that the farther we look out in any direction, we don’t see a smaller, more condensed universe since we are actually looking back in time when things had less time to expand into what they are today?
This is one of those questions that only a layman would ask, I’m pretty sure! I think I’m just not understanding some fundamental thing that others do, so help me wrap my brain around this!