Alright, Incoming are some facts that will make your headspin, well atleast mine did!
Speed of Light Yokohama © Amano Studio
Speed of Light:
Light travels at a speed of 186,000 Miles a second... not Miles per Hour, Miles per second. The circumference of the Earth is roughly 25,000 miles. So Light can travel around the earth close to 7.5 times in a second.
Looney Tunes Image : Road Runner
A Light Year :
Now this is where things start getting freaky.
A light year is the speed of light (186,000 miles a second) traveling for a full year.
That's 365.25 days traveling at a speed of 186,000 miles a second..
That's roughly 6 trillion miles in one light year. Yowza!
Now for the grand finale.
This is a photograph taken by NASA's Hubble Telescope.
It is of a galaxy found in 2009-2010 that is 13.2 BILLION LIGHT YEARS AWAY.
SO lets do the math 13.2 Billion (Light years) times 6 trillion miles (equal to miles in one light year)
13200000000 X 6000000000000 = 7920000000000000000000000 MILES! And I thought I was dying the last time I ran one mile.
So needless to say, it took 13.2 Billion Light years for the light from the galaxy to reach the telescope.
So the Galaxy photographed isn't even relevant now. It had its demise before it could even be seen, by us.
We worry about such little things, we think our world will end when we don't get everything our way. We just need to chill out, because we are just a little speck, in a much bigger and greater infinite universe. You may even be able to find yourself out there if you had the means to search.
With all that technology though, to take a picture of an object that was 13.2 billion light years away, you're telling me we don't have technology to check our colons? We still have to have a doctor stick his finger up there??? I call shenanigans on all of that!
Haha what are your thoughts on outer space?
Is there another living species out there?
Another Human Species?