posted on Nov, 4 2005 @ 06:01 PM
From what I've read on the physics that govern Space/Time, we understand that the light that we receive in our eyes has taken a specific amount of
time to reach them and be processed by our brains. In the case of our Sun it is approximately 8 light minutes, in the case of our nearest star,
Proxima Centauri (of the Alpha Centauri star system) it is 4.2 Light Years.
When we look at our Sun (Don't try it) we are seeing it 8 minutes ago, when we look at the Alpha Centauri star system we are looking at what it
looked like about 4.2 years ago. It could have been wiped out in a Supernova 2 years ago I we won't even see it or detect it until at least
another 2.2 years after!
The Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy is 25,000 light years away, it is colliding with our galaxy - The Milky Way - and is the nearest known galaxy at this
From the Southern Hemishpere, definately New Zealand, you can see the Large and Small Megellanic Clouds, these Dwarf Galaxies can be seen with the
naked eye, not just as a 'dot' - I mean when you're out in the middle of nowhere they are large, faded 'blobs' of substantial size in the sky.
These are 160,000 and 190,000 light years (respectively) away from our star system.
That means when you look at any of those objects, even the large 'faded blobs' as I put it that dominate the clear night sky, you are respectively
seeing them 25,000 - 160,000 - 190,000 - years ago.
Now I also read somewhere that some of our new telescopes that detect microwaves, amongst other things, also are capable of looking back until not
long after the big bang. Well from what I make out - and it might be wrong - but you can look back in any direction and be looking back to just
after the Big Bang. Well if we subscribe to the theory that the Big Bang originated from one 'point',in our common physics, then does that mean we
are always looking back in time - to the beginning - therefore is it possible that we can potentially be looking back at ourselves somehow?
We know that everything in our known Universe is basically a repitition of itself on a greater or lesser scale, an Atom constitutes of a combination
of Neutrons and/or Protons and is surrounded by varying number of Electrons in orbit.
These make up larger objects, such as our planet and others circling our Sun. Smaller forces succumbing to greater forces, to make up something
This is repeated in what is thought to be most Galaxies, including our own, where all the stars are basically orbiting and being 'sucked into'
Supermassive black holes. Then we go out into the greater expanse of the universe - though do we?
The thing is we think we're 'looking out' but are we really 'looking in', if we can look back in any direction and see just after the big bang we
are looking back into time. Does that mean we could or do look back on ourselves? But maybe just see our own galaxy a few million years ago?
But this would be bending the rules of known physics, but we think that things such as black holes can do this, they can warp and possibly fracture
space/time. Maybe our galaxy along with the others is effectively doing the same thing on yet a bigger scale, maybe we are caught in something bigger
than a black hole, something on a grander scale, maybe that explains the bending of the known laws of physics in what we observe when we look out.
We do know that when we look at or sense anything through our conventional senses that we are experiencing past events, the fastest impulses and
stimuli we can receive are governed by the terminal speed of light. So what is real? The further we look, the more warped it becomes the further away
it is from our perceived reality.
So when do things happen? When we see them? The fact that things can happen simultaneously within the known universe whould therefore mean that there
could be the possibility of a link. If we can somehow break the boundary created by the terminal speed of light, and think out of the box and think of
other ways, perhaps using groundbreaking new physics theories - finding the invisible 'bond' between particles as we understand them, the answer may
even reside the theories behind Quantum Mechanics and actual sub-atomic particles such as Quarks themselves - then we may be able to harness the power
of intersellar and time travel, to an extent at least. Maybe even 'simple' communication.
I'm sure our scientists are or have investigated these possibilities themselves, hopefully with professional funding and equipment!, but if we can
think about these things, then we might come up with some breakthrough theories that could inspire and help mankind and our exploration of our
[edit on 4-11-2005 by AgentSmith]