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space magnified?
« on: 23/08/2006 06:01:43 »
Here's a different concept:  Could space as we see it be just a magnification of objects?  Just as we can look in a microscope and magnify, or look in a telescope and magnify, are what we looking at in space with the naked eye some kind of magnification, but we don't realize it?  (We think the universe is enormous but maybe the objects are much smaller).  And that time and space (in outerspace) get distorted because of this?  I know this sounds like science fiction, but I'm really serious!  (Yes, I know we've been to the moon...) but could some of what I'm saying make sense to physicists?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 23/08/2006 16:35:58 »
Funnily enough. quantum theory suggests that in some dimensions space is in fact very small althouugh to us in the dimensions that we see and observe it is definitely almost unimaginably large.  The real answer is probably that it is both at the same tome!

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« Reply #2 on: 23/08/2006 17:11:59 »
quote:
Originally posted by harmony

Here's a different concept:  Could space as we see it be just a magnification of objects?  Just as we can look in a microscope and magnify, or look in a telescope and magnify, are what we looking at in space with the naked eye some kind of magnification, but we don't realize it?  


"Gravitational lensing" is similar to what you have described:-

 

http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/features/news/grav_lens.html
« Last Edit: 23/08/2006 17:12:18 by ROBERT »
 

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Re: space magnified?
« Reply #3 on: 23/08/2006 16:35:58 »
Funnily enough. quantum theory suggests that in some dimensions space is in fact very small althouugh to us in the dimensions that we see and observe it is definitely almost unimaginably large.  The real answer is probably that it is both at the same tome!

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« Reply #4 on: 23/08/2006 17:11:59 »
quote:
Originally posted by harmony

Here's a different concept:  Could space as we see it be just a magnification of objects?  Just as we can look in a microscope and magnify, or look in a telescope and magnify, are what we looking at in space with the naked eye some kind of magnification, but we don't realize it?  


"Gravitational lensing" is similar to what you have described:-

 

http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/features/news/grav_lens.html
« Last Edit: 23/08/2006 17:12:18 by ROBERT »
 

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Re: space magnified?
« Reply #5 on: 23/08/2006 16:35:58 »
Funnily enough. quantum theory suggests that in some dimensions space is in fact very small althouugh to us in the dimensions that we see and observe it is definitely almost unimaginably large.  The real answer is probably that it is both at the same tome!

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Re: space magnified?
« Reply #6 on: 23/08/2006 17:11:59 »
quote:
Originally posted by harmony

Here's a different concept:  Could space as we see it be just a magnification of objects?  Just as we can look in a microscope and magnify, or look in a telescope and magnify, are what we looking at in space with the naked eye some kind of magnification, but we don't realize it?  


"Gravitational lensing" is similar to what you have described:-

 

http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/features/news/grav_lens.html
« Last Edit: 23/08/2006 17:12:18 by ROBERT »
 

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Re: space magnified?
« Reply #7 on: 23/08/2006 16:35:58 »
Funnily enough. quantum theory suggests that in some dimensions space is in fact very small althouugh to us in the dimensions that we see and observe it is definitely almost unimaginably large.  The real answer is probably that it is both at the same tome!

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Re: space magnified?
« Reply #8 on: 23/08/2006 17:11:59 »
quote:
Originally posted by harmony

Here's a different concept:  Could space as we see it be just a magnification of objects?  Just as we can look in a microscope and magnify, or look in a telescope and magnify, are what we looking at in space with the naked eye some kind of magnification, but we don't realize it?  


"Gravitational lensing" is similar to what you have described:-

 

http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/features/news/grav_lens.html
« Last Edit: 23/08/2006 17:12:18 by ROBERT »
 

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