Thursday, July 15, 2010

can you see the people

i tell you, i am geeking out.

does the universe have a center? because the way i see it goes like this - the universe is constantly expanding, which means it has no edges, which would make it hard to have a center...

anyone who can successfully and satisfactorily answer this question receives a delicious homemade prize courtesy of me. (and no, "jenna" does not count as the answer.)


Stephanie said...

I don't know the answer, but I wanted to say hi. I have missed you.

Magoo said...

As a fellow geek, your question got me thinking (while I watched an episode of Lost. This is my thinking:

Think of light and how it travels. It can go on for millions of years (thus we see the stars). So think of the sun, when it emitted its first light, the rays went out in a spherical pattern. There would have been an edge to that light that was ever moving outward from a focal point or center.

I guess that is kind of how I see our universe. Even if what was once in the center has also moved with the expanded universe, there would still seem to be a focal point, a point of initiation.

If you consider a focal point also the center, then yes, I think the universe has a center.

(How is that for geeky?)

Jenna Kae said...

hi stephanie!

jason, i think you win the prize. also, i can't believe you thought of something that isn't lost while you were watching lost. anyways, thanks for helping me wrap my brain around that concept. send me your address and i'll fedex you some goodies. :)