Monday, February 24, 2014

Thinking differently about Black Holes, part 1

     I have much reading to do in the Quantum Physics, Astrophysics, and similar areas.  I have been feeling for a while that there should be more crossover between the bio-sciences and the physical sciences, and look forward to some of the discoveries coming our way.  One thing I would like to research, is how often a good idea or invention comes along, and is bought out by someone with a financial interest of this invention not making it to the masses.

     Stephen Hawkin thinking differently about Black Holes, and I think it's about time, in my humble opnion! (IMHO)

Space Wakes?

28jan2014 12:28am Space Wakes

What if space wasn't "empty".  While thinking about the speed of light, and that the speed of dark must be the "same", I came across some interesting thoughts.

If light travels at the "speed" of light, then darkness must travel at the same rate.  It retreats at the same rate that the light approaches, and therefore, does it approach the same speed as light departs?  This got me to thinking about the light trails we so often see from fast moving celestial objects.

  What if the meteor or comet, moving through space, is moving through "something", much like it would in Water.  A speedboat moving across the water, leaves a wake, because it is moving through a medium.  It moves at X speed, distrupting the water by leaving a wake, which moves back into place at a much slower rate than it was displaced, causing waves from the energy displaced.  Now if it moves through the air, the same thing happens, but much differently.  You have to move much faster to get a similar effect, and it recovers much more quickly to fill back into place.

Now let us assume that in space, we are exponentially "thinner" still when compared to solids, liquid and gas, but there is still "something" there, just a whole lot less of it.  Again, you'd need to move quite a lot faster still, to get the same effect, and it would recover even more quickly than moving through gas.

What would we call this 4th state of matter?  Right now we call it "space" and we assume it is a vacuum.  Perhaps there is evidence that this is not accurate?  With Stephen Hawking talking about "black holes" not existing in the way we had imagined, I see the door for much more logical science opening.  No more discussion of "anti-matter" or "dark matter", but instead a greater understanding of gravity, and the true interaction of all matter, in relation to each other, no matter how remote.

  (ported over from personal blog.  I'm seeing more discussions about 4th dimension explanations, and wonder if this relates... more to investigate)

 (in addition, I will return at a later date to re-read these thoughts, and discuss my views on how anti-matter (or dark matter) does not exist, and how I might be thinking of darkness as "something" as opposed to the absence of light)

Absentminded Professor or Mad Scientist? Who cares as long as we think and learn...

     With so much to share and discuss, I have created a 4th blog, this one devoted to Science.  There will be some crossover with my other blogs; Poker Paradox, Gamers Paradox, and my personal blog, but only occasionally.
     The majority of this blog will be about Science, but there will be much theory, and conjecture as well.. please feel FREE to comment or add to discussions on whatever topics interest you.  It has always been said that "Two heads are better than one!" ... and the more the merrier!

Einstein always said, "If I don't know the answer, I know where to find it!"