Monday, February 24, 2014

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)

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