- michael crowe
- Santa Rosa, CA
- United States
Could a galaxy be an atom?
I've been toying with this idea for some time, I'm no physicist but I think there's some validity in it. Its nothing original but I've found a lack of true discussion on the subject, even though recent advances seem to be pointing toward it.
Basically the idea is simple. As I understand, it is currently believed that matter and energy is on a fixed band, starting with sub-atomic particles and quantum mechanics, working up through atoms and molecules, to galaxies and associated physics. Instead, think of this band as merely our perception of an infinite spectrum of matter, energy, and time.
A few points to be discussed;
-If matter is infinite, as it seems to be, then it would stand to reason that it would look something like a fractal, self similar, repeating through infinity.
- An atom consists of a dense nucleus at its core, surrounded by a probability cloud of positively charged electron(s), inbetween which is space, vast distances of space. Similarly, a galaxy is believed to consist of a dense nucleus at its core (super massive black hole), surrounded by a cloud of energy emitting stars. Of course, separated by vast distances of space.
-Time is relative. If you took a galaxy and scaled it down to the size of an atom, you would proportionately speed up time as you reached the self similar "band-width". The stars that were once traveling slow enough to be observed, are now traveling much faster than the speed of light (which would also be scaled down beyond what we can observe) and running the course of their lives in a fraction of the time it takes this post to reach its destination when i hit submit. This may be why we can only predict where an electron could be at any given time.
-When we split an atom, we are releasing the energy of a miniscule, SMBH.
-Sub atomic particles seem to have widely varying properties and sizes, and so do the components of galaxies.
-Anyone notice that a map of the known universe seems to have a similar structure as a molecule?