posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:03 AM
Originally posted by stealthmonkey
reply to post by Druscilla
im not here to win a spelling contest
I hate to break it to you, but, you're not winning the science fair either.
It's okay though. You're entitled to flex those enormous bulging brain muscles of yours any time you want.
Do some experiments with sound, which travels much slower than light.
Have someone get really really far away from you with a firecracker. When the firecracker goes off, you will see the light of the explosion, but,
because sound travels much slower, if you are far enough away, you will notice a delay between the flash and then the bang.
Just like with lightning and thunder.
Sound travels slow, so, you can see something happen before you hear it.
Over light years distant. because light is only so fast, anything you see happening now, to you, is only just now catching up to you, like the sound
of a firecracker, even though the thing you are seeing happen happened thousands, or even millions of years ago.