Just Another OC Homeless Guy: BINGO! Always follow the money.
lohphat: The problem looking at deep-field images is you have to remind yourself that you're looking into the distant past.These galaxies are no longer in those positions and may not exist anymore in the form we see -- the further out we look, the older it is.That's why 3D maps of the known universe are misleading because as you rotate it and move through them it bears no relation to the true current state or position of them.If you did a thought experiment where light traveled so slowly on a human scale of distances -- e.g. if light took a century to travel the distance of the walls of the room you are in now -- you might see a tree or a cow that lived in the open field before your house was built instead of seeing your driveway or the previous occupant instead of a chair.Speed of light really distorts things.
Want more news before we break it? Try
See what's behind the green doorand help keep the tap flowing
Sign up for the Fark NotNewsletter!
Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.
When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.
Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.
You need to create an account to submit links or post comments.
Click here to submit a link.
Also on Fark
Submit a Link »
Copyright © 1999 - 2017 Fark, Inc | Last updated: Nov 19 2017 00:55:58
Runtime: 0.247 sec (247 ms)