Saturday, May 30

Space and time are scary.







3 comments:

Chris said...

what's it mean?

duckie said...

The first thing is this software some doped up physicist made when he was on drugs, apparently it charts "novelty" which is to say it logs every times something new happens in the universe, noting the increase and decrease in novelty also. Apparently he and others believed that on a certain day on December 2012 anything and everything will happen at once as the world reaches a singularity of infinite complexity!

The second picture is of an exo solar planet somewhere far off in the universe. I'm not even sure what that means, but the planet is located somewhere on the edge of that scary looking mass of stars.

Last picture is the Wow Signal, which is, or was a really strong signal that was detected from space for about 70 something seconds once in the seventies. The guys who run the SETI project that's set up to look for extra terrestrial life have never found anything like it before or since, not even in the same place they found the first one.

It's all just sort of interesting stuff, makes you think, but not enough that i'd actually sit down and do something productive.

Chris said...

that's interesting shit! What's the 'EQUJ' in the strong signal signify?

and all the red dots in the second one are stars? that's crazy...