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# Thread: Where is the Center of the Universe?

1. To get things into perspective lets look at the speed we are talking of when we talk of
the "speed of light" (c).

c = 300,000,000 meters p/s or 300,000 kilometers p/s. The world is 38,400 kms around the equator.
This means light can travel around the world 7.8 times in one second; approximately

The centre of our galaxy alone is 26,000 light years from Earth.

Now taking into account there are 86,400 seconds in a day, 31,536,000 seconds in a year, 6500
leap years in 26k years and light travels 300 million meters in one second then from Earth to the
centre of our galaxy is:

20,498,400,000,000,000,000,000 kilometers or 20,498.4 Quintillion kilometers.

The Hubble Ultra-Deep Field shows over 10,000
galaxies in a mere 0.000024% of the sky.

Not sure if I got that right or why I wrote it, but can we even begin to think about the Universe
when what we look at may not even be there anymore; if it is even there at all.

Ghislain
Last edited by Ghislain; 10-16-2013 at 08:42 PM.

2. Originally Posted by Ghislain
. . . but can we even begin to think about the Universe when what we look at may not even be there anymore; if it is even there at all.
Or, one begins to question does it change by the way we chose to look at it? With what lens of theory we make it come alive.

Originally Posted by Ilos
I heard that galaxy's expand with the speed of light. So that's equal with the speed of light that we see traveling vise verse. The speed of sight is unnoticeable, by the time we look at the traveling light!? Maybe nothings moving
I suspect that there's also realities beyond the light.

3. What if everything in the Universe is shrinking, apart from free space, then it would
appear to us that the universe is expanding...perhaps that is our fate we will shrink
to a singularity and go out like the spot in the middle of an old TV set.

Ghislain

4. Originally Posted by Ghislain
we will shrink to a singularity and go out like the spot in the middle of an old TV set.
As if we weren't that 'singularity' to 'start' with

And yes, but (perhaps unfortunately) there is that built-in unyielding reset function, back into perceived/apparent multiplicity, all over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over... again

So, I suggest that the center of the 'universe' is wherever I am, scale-invariantly

On the other hand, it's all fun and games until someone loses a frickin' I

So no I = Game Over? Or is restart (iStart ) unavoidable?

What do you think?

5. over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over... again

That’s Samsara

The Wheel of Life

You can’t get off till you get the message.

I guess you could always shoot the Stork.

Ghislain
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6. I know this thread is about the location of the centre of the Universe,
but to have even an inkling as to where an answer may come from
first we have to try and understand what the Universe is.

I just watched the video below and although a little crude it is beautiful
in its simplicity.

Our brain cannot comprehend the true vastness of the Universe and so it encapsulates it
into a much smaller bubble that we feel more comfortable with.

I hope the video has managed to burst that bubble for you so we can understand how
insignificant we truly are and what a privilege it is to be a part of such wonder.

Ghislain

7. ## What is the Universe expanding into

How little we actually know.

I thought quantum physics was hard to understand, but understanding what the Universe
is knocks spots off that.

Below is another video just to show how small our understanding is.

Ghislain

8. Originally Posted by Ghislain
. . . what a privilege it is to be a part of such wonder.
How true!

9. Hey guys,
I thought of making a new thread about this but than I thought that its related to what we discussed till now. For some reason I think that it makes a bit of sense.
Watch the video till the end

10. Ilos that clip comes from the film,”What the Bleep Do We Know!?” A good watch
if you haven’t seen it.

There is another clip just as mind entertaining from the same film called, Flatland.
Check that out.

Ghislain

Edit: here you can see a way you can try the two slit experiment at home and the
way you can collapse the pattern and return it.

DIY Two Slit Experiment
Last edited by Ghislain; 11-17-2013 at 11:09 AM.

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