The story within the article below is most interesting, especially when you consider the amount of mass that is out there, in the universe and all around us, but unseen. From an infinite perspective of the vastness of it all it makes you think just how small we are in a big 'country'.
The fact of the 'matter' is we just do not know all about the universe we live in, and when you think about it, one can hardly believe how Atheists survive. We are but a micro spec in an ocean of planets and cosmic gasses. Surely there must be something bigger out there giving us so many opportunities. One has to wonder who inhabits dark part though? Could that be reserved for something special?
Sooner or later, technology will provide many more answers. I do believe, though that much of the "mysteries" will *not* be revealed by science. ...
|QUOTE (FarSeer @ 28-May 04, 9:26 PM)|
|much of the "mysteries" will *not* be revealed by science.|
This is an interesting topic. A few years ago I was talking to a friend who is incredibly smart in the area of science. I put forth to him that Dark Matter is a bi-product of a black hole. Neither one can really be seen and all that material that the black hole sucks in has to go some where if it were to stay inside who knows what may happen. So does a black hole spit something out the other side, I believe it does, and since Dark Matter is the material that God builds planets and other things with. So you can think of Black Holes has giant recycling machines, renewing all that material so God has an endless supply to build with.
|This is an interesting topic. A few years ago I was talking to a friend who is incredibly smart in the area of science. I put forth to him that Dark Matter is a bi-product of a black hole. Neither one can really be seen and all that material that the black hole sucks in has to go some where if it were to stay inside who knows what may happen. So does a black hole spit something out the other side, I believe it does, and since Dark Matter is the material that God builds planets and other things with. So you can think of Black Holes has giant recycling machines, renewing all that material so God has an endless supply to build with.|
|QUOTE (glyphfury @ 15-Apr 05, 8:56 PM)|
I would believe there is "dark matter", I also believe in anti-matter. Matter makes up for ten percent of the universe as the scientist have proven, or so they say. The remainder of the matter would be dark matter. If this is so, then in theory, I believe there would be just as much anti-matter in a black hole or holes to balance out matter and anti-matter.
Well, that has been the theory after all. It is currently the most prominent theory as presented by Stephen Hawking -that the universe resides in a state of absolute 0. Meaning, that it is completely balanced between positive and negative force, matter and antimatter. However, speaking of black holes, I would like to reveal something interesting.
First ask yourself this; What causes the planets to rotate around the sun?
The previous theory, one that was in effect when I was still in high school, was that the planets' momentum and the sun's gravity reached an equilibrium to produce a centrifugal balance. A bit of imagery to help picture this is a ball atatched to a piece of string being twirled about at high speeds. The string represents gravity, the ball represents earth, and the twirling represents the earth's momentum.
This theory is no longer considered possible.
The current theory is somewhat more complex. I'm not sure how well I understand it myself, but I will attempt to explain it to the best of my knowledge.
Okay, first consider this: Light is strongly theorized to move in a straight line. Light is also theorized to have no mass because the mass of an object reaches infinity at light speed. (To explain that would take many pages). Anyway, suffice it to say that light has no mass.
Therefore, if light has no mass, why does light fail to escape a black hole? Many tests have been done to judge the travels of light over enormous distances. Scientists would pick two points at an early traveling point in a beam of light, thus defining a straight line in euclidian space. They would then check many light years along this line to detect light, but have often found that light no longer traveled the line but instead bent to include other points. Tests have also shown that any time light nears a large celestial body, the straight path of light bends around the mass.
Now consider this imagery:
A sheet of linen cloth stretched taught across 4 points in a square shape. A weight is placed in the center of this cloth, and as a reaction, the cloth bends and forms a depression. If you were to place other lighter balls onto various points of this depression, with a bit of momentum you might find that they roll along the line of the depression in a spiral path slowly inclining towards the center. This cloth represents space, the heavy object in the center represents a body of mass.
This is the new imagery model for the planets and the sun approximately. The postulate is that light DOES travel in a straight path, however, because space-time itself warps in the presence of gravity, the straight path becomes distorted. The reason light cannot escape a black hole, is simply that a black hole has such great mass that it warps space-time to the point of directing all passing light into itself. It isn't sucking light in, it is warping the terrain of space. The cloth is space, and the heavy object in the center can simply be replaced with an immeasurably more heavy object, thus effectively representing a black hole, -an object so heavy that it just may tear a hole in the "fabric" of space.
In any case, don't take the imagery too seriously, because that is only a vague way of looking at it. The new imagery is CLOSER than the ball and string theory, but still so very far from the absolute truth. This is probably because a human mind cannot comprehend the truth, and therefore we create generic representations like imagery to help ourselves gain a vague understanding. ;)
A pause from Dark Matter to share a message from one historian to you:
Today is: 22nd August (GMT), in history on the 22nd of August, 1867 AD the following event happened:
Fisk University forms, 1867