posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 08:54 PM
To re-iterate what people are saying and you dont really seem to grasp...
The speed of light is finite, and is 299,792,458 m/s, which if you take the distance to the sun 149.60x10^9 m means before we
SEE(photons/light/xrays/uv/gamma whatever EM spectrum you are using) something happening on the surface of the sun takes 8.317 minutes to reach us.
Doesn't matter how 'high power' your telescope is, all that 'high power' means is light collection power ie diameter, you will never be able to see an
event happening, or communicate at that distance using EM radiation faster than 8.317minutes each way.
You do know that when NASA controls its little mars rovers that they send a set of instructions to it and then wait for about 40 minutes.. first for
the signal to get there (about 20mins), and then the rover moves and reports back, which takes another 20mins. All the while there is nothing that is
'split second' a rover can smack itself into a rock and no one back on earth would know about it for 20minutes.
Really I am surprised that we have to explain all this... I am sort of hoping that it was a great big misunderstanding, but after all these posts, it
seems its more than a misunderstanding and just a general none understanding of basic physics.
You realize for example that if there are aliens on our nearest neighbouring star, they are still blissfully unaware of Gangnam style
4-1-2013 by ErosA433 because: (no reason given)