posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 10:55 AM
My theory is something like this: The 9 planets (err...8, whatever) are all a set distance away from the sun. But the sun expands, right? So at one
point in time, Mercury was at a certain distance away, but then the sun expanded so now Mercury is closer to the sun. Think of it this way. Saturn is
too cold to harbor life, but...when the sun expands, Saturn will become warmer. Maybe people (humans or other beings) have lived on Mercury, than
Venus, now Earth, and soon to be Mars. This would go against the theory that Mars had life on it, maybe it is yet to have life on it. So basically,
humans have 9 (or 8) planets in the solar system to feed off of, including the moons.
As for the shape of the universe, I find this very exciting, and since space and time are interwoven I think you're onto something. Since the past
represents the future, and the light in the universe is indeed traveling miles away and thus from an older star, time could act like space and vice
I think the universe is a different shape depending on your perspective, which is why it is so hard to see the real shape. For instance, when you are
on Earth, the planet appears flat, but when you are in outer space, it is round, or to be more precise spherical. The universe seems to revolve in a
circular motion around the sun from one perspective, spherical from another, and flat from further out. The sky too looks flat from our perspective,
and astronomers and literally trace straight lines through the sky to plot certain stars. But from a different perspective it can be spherical or
So from a certain point, the universe can be coned shape, spiral shaped, flat, round, or literally anything. Very cool and complex.