posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 02:06 PM
I have an idea. One of the things that prevents us having very simple methods of measuring distance, speed , and so on, within the structure of a
cosmos, is that EVERYTHING is moving relative to everything else. Every atom, every mote of dust, and every electron.
That means , that when measuring something like distance and time, we have to pick the best of a bad lot, in terms of reference points.
BUT we have massively improved our capacity to create simulations in the last ten years. Even computer games are VERY well informed in terms of the
math upon which thier physics is based.
In terms of the problem as posed, I have therefore , a proposition. You take a probe , out to a certain distance from the sun , and you turn it to
face the sun. Ensure that the probe can see Mars, the Earth, Mercury all at once, and then take a still snapshot. Its important to have several items
to lock onto in order to create a decent simulated environment. Using a simulated environment based on this snapshot as a replacement reality for the
computer that keeps the probe oriented, make the computer keep the probe stationary according to ITS reality.
In another section of the probe, there ought to be a device that tracks the true course and speed of Earth, relative to this stationary object, and
sends that data back to Earth for examination by accumulated boffins and brainiacs, so that the answer can be gained properly , at least on the scale
of in system measurement.
What do we think of this idea folks?