posted on Sep, 29 2005 @ 09:47 AM
When you look at the sun, you're actually looking at 8 minutes ago. it takes 8 minutes for light from the sun to reach us. Light is endless, so it
will keep travelling through the universe. Just because we don't see it doesn't mean it's not there. It takes time for it to get anywhere though.
Ok, let's use sound as an example. There's a man 1/4th mile away from you. He pulls our a rifle and shoots it straight up in the air. You see him
do this, but you don't HEAR the rifle report until at least several seconds later, if not longer. The farther away you are the longer it takes the
sound to reach you.
Light is the same way. The farther you are from it the longer it takes to reach you. Just instead of seconds, it takes years, because of the