Hey Hal, you must be going backwards

Hey Hal, you must be going backwards

Joined: February 7th, 2012, 11:47 pm

March 16th, 2012, 3:27 pm #1

Yesterday, you was 75. A couple of years ago, you said you was in your mid 80's.
Did you find the "Fountain of Youth"? What's your secret?

Carlaburton.
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March 16th, 2012, 3:47 pm #2

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Joined: March 17th, 2006, 3:32 pm

March 16th, 2012, 3:57 pm #3

Yesterday, you was 75. A couple of years ago, you said you was in your mid 80's.
Did you find the "Fountain of Youth"? What's your secret?

Carlaburton.
When looking through the telescope you're looking at the past.

Maybe our dear Hal is looking at himself through a telescope?



Sick 'em Hoff!!!

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Joined: February 7th, 2012, 11:47 pm

March 16th, 2012, 4:10 pm #4

Could be. lol

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Joined: January 6th, 2006, 3:27 am

March 16th, 2012, 4:22 pm #5

Yesterday, you was 75. A couple of years ago, you said you was in your mid 80's.
Did you find the "Fountain of Youth"? What's your secret?

Carlaburton.
Howl
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Joined: March 17th, 2006, 3:32 pm

March 16th, 2012, 4:33 pm #6

See. I told 'ya guys.

Hallbert.. you actually look like 65

Sick 'em Hoff!!!

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Joined: January 6th, 2006, 3:27 am

March 16th, 2012, 4:46 pm #7

Could be. lol

When looking at objects in our Universe, you ARE looking into the past!

For example: The Great Nebula in the constellation Orion is 1500 light years away from us. This means that the image we're seeing NOW, started out 1500 years ago. We won't know what it looks like NOW for another 1500 years, if it even exists!

Similarly, Jupiter is 40 light MINUTES away. When we observe Jupiter, we're seeing it as it was 40 minutes AGO! To see what it looks like NOW, we'll have to wait 40 minutes!

The Sun is 8 light minutes away. If the Sun should suddenly extinguish itself, it would still keep shining for us for another 8 minutes.

The Moon is 1.28 light SECONDS away, so we're almost seeing it in real time!

Got it?

Now here's what really grabs me:

The Sombrero Galaxy (M-104) is 65 MILLION light years away from us. When I observe it in my large astronomical telescopes, I'm seeing light that started out to me when Dinosaurs still roamed the Yucatan Peninsula!

That's why I enjoy the noble pursuit of Astronomy!

Hal
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Joined: January 6th, 2006, 3:27 am

March 16th, 2012, 4:49 pm #8

See. I told 'ya guys.

Hallbert.. you actually look like 65

Sick 'em Hoff!!!

Harold the Not-So-Old
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Joined: March 17th, 2006, 3:32 pm

March 16th, 2012, 4:54 pm #9

When looking at objects in our Universe, you ARE looking into the past!

For example: The Great Nebula in the constellation Orion is 1500 light years away from us. This means that the image we're seeing NOW, started out 1500 years ago. We won't know what it looks like NOW for another 1500 years, if it even exists!

Similarly, Jupiter is 40 light MINUTES away. When we observe Jupiter, we're seeing it as it was 40 minutes AGO! To see what it looks like NOW, we'll have to wait 40 minutes!

The Sun is 8 light minutes away. If the Sun should suddenly extinguish itself, it would still keep shining for us for another 8 minutes.

The Moon is 1.28 light SECONDS away, so we're almost seeing it in real time!

Got it?

Now here's what really grabs me:

The Sombrero Galaxy (M-104) is 65 MILLION light years away from us. When I observe it in my large astronomical telescopes, I'm seeing light that started out to me when Dinosaurs still roamed the Yucatan Peninsula!

That's why I enjoy the noble pursuit of Astronomy!

Hal
We'll settle this at lunch time you and me brain.
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March 16th, 2012, 5:02 pm #10


Howl
I still believe you discovered The Fountain of Youth.
Good for you, Hal.

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