To be discussed
To be discussed
To make it easy to understand my point of view, I am going to go slowly:
1. The Universe is thought to be around 14 billion years old;
2. The Solar System, where we live, is thought to be around 4.5 billion years old;
3. The speed of light is 300,000 km/s (kilometers per second);
4. To travel from Earth to the nearest Star would take 4.5 years traveling at the speed of light;
— That would require the ship to be able to contain life support of some kind for the entire trip
5. The Milk Way; our Galaxy, is thought to be 100,000 light years in diameter; and 30,000 light years in thickness;
— To travel from edge-to-edge, you would need to spend 100,000 years at the speed of light.
— To travel from bottom-to-top, you would need to spend 30,000 years at the speed of light.
6. The Milk Way is thought to house about 200 billion Stars and the closest one to our Sun is 4.5 light years away;
7. Life on Earth, per my understanding, took somewhere around 2.5 billion years to make us, the Homo Sapiens;
— Earth had to have the right “ingredients” arriving at the right time for the “life recipe” to emerge. And, yet, Earth, apparently, is located in the right spot within the Solar System to have made possible the “recipe” to work accordingly.
The chances of similar feat in another Star System is pretty much ZERO!
You, the reader, scientist or not, might argue that “space can be bent”; “worm holes can be used to travel”; “teleportation is possible”; … oh well, these are all science fiction.
You, the reader, scientist or not, might argue that there are more advanced intelligent civilizations out there. Oh, well, sure that you could believe that. But the chances that any possible advanced civilization was able to produce a ship that can travel for thousands or millions of light years with enough life support … within the past 14.5 billion years ….
And, yet, that lucky advanced traveler to find Earth …….
Global Warming as a man made thing is a hoax! Global Warming is just a term that a proficient politician picked up and tried to make a case to put humanity into a halt momentum. Since then, interested parties have done their best to take advantage of the “phenomenon”.
Did you ever try to compare your size (volume wise) to the planet Earth? Now, gather 7 billion of you; all the vehicles in the word; all the industrial chamines; all man made poluting devices in the world together in the same spot. Do you have any idea how much that amounts to in comparison to the volume of Earth, our planet? My wildest guess is that all those together would not fill the State of Texas in the United States and, that, amounts to, I guess, 1% of the volume of the planet Earth.
Our planet, Earth, is a living machine that processes everything thrown at it and turns everything back into reusable product.
Yes, man has been making it harder for himself to live in this planet but the planet itself has not suffered with it. It will continue it’s course in it’s own history.
Natural cicles of the Universe and, in our case, natural cicles of the Solar System, has changed Earth since it’s creation. Man has been making records of changes since he started observing them. Yet, man has learned to take advantage of others by exploiting his knowledge and the lack of it in the others.
to be continued …
“The visible Universe is about 14 and a half billion years old” … that’s how “far” the scientists can “see” out there. The measurement is based on how far out there a Star has been able to send it’s light back to earth.
Based on observations, the Milk Way, our Galaxy, is in the form of a spiral. Still, based of observations, it has been estimated that the Milk Way is 100,000 Light-Years wide and 30,000 Light-Years thick. It is estimated that our Solar System is located near the end of one of the spiral legs somewhere about 30,000 Light-Years from the center of the Milk Way.
All of this is based on observations and guesses or “theoretical” measurements. Our Solar System is somewhere around 287.46 billion kilometers in diameter or about 5.5 Light-Hours. For those who don’t know, a Light-Year is equivalent to 9.4605284 × 10e15 meters or approximately 9.5 trillion kilometers (or approximately 6 trillion miles). That is the distance in which light travels in one year.
The Voyager I; Nasa’s space probe, was launch on August 20th, 1977. On September 12th 2013, 36 years later, it was announced that it was venturing into interstellar space; meaning that it would leave our Solar System within a few years. “PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft officially is the first human-made object to venture into interstellar space. The 36-year-old probe is about 12 billion miles (19 billion kilometers) from our sun.”
The closest known galaxy to us is the Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy; which is located 25,000 Light-Years from the Sun.
The closest star to our Sun is Proxima Centauri which is located about 4.2 Light-Years from our Sun.
Let’s do some math:
Voyager I “is venturing into interstellar” … at 19 billion kilometers from the Sun …
The Solar System radius (distance from the Sun to the edge of the Solar System) is about 143.7 billion kilometers …
It took 36 years for the probe to go from Earth to it’s current position …
That position is an extremely small fraction of a Light-Year ….
The scientific community cannot really estimate how big the entire Universe really is but “THE UNIVERSE IS ABOUT 14.5 BILLION YEARS OLD”.
The edge of the Universe is not known or cannot be seen or reached with current available technology!
The Universe is part of a MultiVerse (multiple universes)!
There are multiple universes in bubbles!
The BIG BANG THEORY describes the origin of the Universe.
Then, comes the STRING THEORY which, to describe the SINGULARITY of the BIG BANG, says
“TWO BRANES COLLIDED GENERATING THE BIG BANG”
Singularity: single point … but, TWO OTHER UNKNOWN ………
a) Expanding Sun and the real reason for the Earth getting warmer;
b) Expanding Universe: NOT!
c) Death of the Universe within the next 50 billion years: REALLY?????
d) Egyt: a 64,000+ y/o civilization. Actually, it might turn out that 64K is a very shy estimation.
e) Residual of Earth life somewhere within Orion’s Belt: a possibility!
I am not a physicist; I do not even hold a college’s degree. However, over the past 30 years I have followed science and their “presentations”. Finally, I came to the conclusion that a non-scientist has to step in.
I used to see science as science and not religion … and I would like it to stay that way.
(originally posted on April 1st 2012 at 9:52pm)
Funny: science has come so far that, apparently, they ran out of real science. Now “they” had to come up with a new breed of their own: “Theoretical Physicists”.
These ones are making it just about impossible not to see the new science as a religion: throwing so much mambo jambo at us that it is becoming difficult to even want to hear them anymore.
(originally posted on April 1st 2012 at 9:30pm)
Life in another planet, solar system, galaxy, or parallel universe? Not a chance!
Is it too much to think that on this entire universe only Earth has intelligent life? NO!
Earth, until someone proves me wrong, IS THE ONLY PLANET belonging to a solar system; which belongs to one of the trillion galaxies in the vast Universe that, over 4.6 billion years (another mambo jambo: the precise Earth age) was able to blend the necessary elements which, over time, made possible the Homo Sapiens. Take it at face value!
(originally posted on April 1st 2012 at 9:15pm)
UFO’s, ghosts, e.t.’s: all fruits of imbalanced minds.
UFO’s: do you really think that if some other intelligent life in the Universe existed and was able to travel the vast distances, bending time-space or otherwise, would need to let be seen when visiting (or exploiting) this planet of ours?
Would they come all this distance to remove cows intestines or put a probe up or through a human orifice?
Every UFO sighting can be explained one way or another. Cover ups do not exist. Mass hysteria is possible. The same applies to extra-terrestrials.
Ghosts, spirits, etc? Again: fruit of an imbalanced mind.
(originally posted on April 1st 2012 at 8:39pm)