I can't quite grasp the concept... I can't see an end to it... ;D i mean where does it end? I can't even picture how many a million is... or a hundred thousand for that matter. Anything more than ten thousand people, and I can't estimate the crowd at all. A million marbles... vs. ten thousand... I don't know... what would that look like... could you get a million marbles in a volkswagon?
The concept of light years, is also mind blowing...Traveling at the speed of light.... light travels? ... wow... oh wow... it seems like you just flip a switch and there it is! Yet is travels... It is the stuff we learned in grade school, and yet it is still hard to fanthom.... I always got a very trippy feeling about all that. "Ten million light years..." How long is that? Does that mean that if the sun exploded we wouldn't know it for thousands of years? I mean if the light takes that long to get here... how do we know the sun is still there at all... Now I am parinoid... LOL
and yet infinity is more... more than Ten million light years... compared to that instantaneous moment of flipping the light switch, and an entire football stadium lights up... there doesn't seem to be any delay at all... no I can't grasp the idea of infinity... forever and ever extending outward to nothing that will eventually be something by the time it gets there... it just makes me feel really trippy to think about it.
Post by stonerwolf on Apr 30, 2007 23:54:50 GMT -5
lol light travels very fast, it's the light from far away stars that takes forever to reach us, many of the stars we see now may have already exploded, even long ago, but it's taking light a long time over a vast distance.
Ahhh... I feel better now... I was worried about that. I had forgotten it wasn't that far. I looked it up though, just to make sure since I was thinking of it, and not sure... it is actually 8.3 light minutes... close enough to instantaneous to make me happy. Happier anyway. If someone steals our sun we will know in 8 minutes... good enough. LOL
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