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Offline ukmicky

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how does the fabric of space work
« on: 07/08/2005 20:00:44 »
Does the earth displace and punch a hole in the fabric of space as it travels through it like a object does in water.
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Re: how does the fabric of space work
« Reply #1 on: 08/08/2005 02:36:27 »
The earth is like a small marble on a rubber sheet making a small dent in the fabric of space-time. It's influence is very small.

Yes we plow though space pushing a magnetic field ahead of us to ward off the radiation from the sun.

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Re: how does the fabric of space work
« Reply #2 on: 08/08/2005 03:59:14 »
In a 3d environment is the fabric of space like a invisible medium that is displaced by an object in it
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Re: how does the fabric of space work
« Reply #3 on: 08/08/2005 08:44:21 »
Not displaced since you need space to define the object :D but bunched up or distorted is a good way of looking at it.

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Re: how does the fabric of space work
« Reply #4 on: 09/08/2005 02:26:38 »
sorry about all these questions i'm still learning.

so does the fabric of space travel through the earth bunching up more and more until it reaches the centre of the mass or does it stop as it hits the mass.
 

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Re: how does the fabric of space work
« Reply #5 on: 09/08/2005 05:03:56 »
The term "fabric of space" may be the problem. Man first speculated that there was a material he called ether that the plantets swam in. There does not seem to be such a material, though you will find space full of stuff: the sun spews out ions of hydrogen and helium, cosmic rays, light, primorial material, dust from emploded stars, neutrinos, and heaven knows what other junk including possibly black holes. It makes those SF books about space travel sound a little simplistic when you thing of all the stuff your ship would run into just getting from here to there.

But what I think of as the fabric of space is the gravitational forces we interact with, and the progression of time gravity influences.

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Re: how does the fabric of space work
« Reply #6 on: 09/08/2005 21:47:28 »
I bought some fabric of space, and my wife made some curtains out of it for my daughter[8D].
 

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Re: how does the fabric of space work
« Reply #7 on: 10/08/2005 11:57:41 »
Everyone has kids on this forum!!! YOU ARE ALL OLDD!!!!!

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Re: how does the fabric of space work
« Reply #8 on: 10/08/2005 19:22:11 »
WE'RE not old , your just young
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Re: how does the fabric of space work
« Reply #9 on: 10/08/2005 20:19:02 »
Right on!
 

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Re: how does the fabric of space work
« Reply #10 on: 10/08/2005 23:36:57 »
I'm only 20-21! (woa that does look oldish now I write it down :()... although some kid did come up to me in the street and asked me: "Do you have a son?". At first I thought he was asking if I had a star(sun) in my pocket or something. Turns out he wanted to sell me some video games... why he didnít just ask if I wanted them I'll never know. I feel old now :(. I'm probably the youngest person working in Plymouth Marine Labs :P, which I'm working at for this year instead of at uni.

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