posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 03:58 PM
This is what Erik Streed, Lecturer in Physics at Griffith University has to say (the guy who, along with his team, succeeded in their experiment to
take a picture of the shadow of the atom) :
We're pretty sure the rings are an artifact of subtle changes in the optical wavelength filter were are using. They only occur in some of the
photos and we weren't able to get them to consistently appear or disappear. Similar features can occur in Bose-Einstein condensate imaging. The main
dark spot has a signal-to-noise ratio of only 5, so any reliable examining more subtle features will have to wait for our next round of system
upgrades to be complete.
So the rings may, or may not be there... time will tell I suppose
I love the idea of things within (or, with-out) things myself, pondered it since a young age as many of us seem to have, for centuries past. There
must be a catalyst for these familiar thoughts...
Anyway, as much as I love the idea, that image of the atom seems to show more a kind of concentric 'orbiting' 'wave' patterns, if you will, than
it does arms of a spiral-like galaxy...
A better comparison, to me, would be the sun with orbiting planets and with the heliopause acting as a 'boundary', seeing as atoms are mostly
unlike the flat disk shape of galaxies.