Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Void


According to Science News, astronomers have stumbled upon a gigantic hole in the universe. This cosmic blank spot has no stars, no galaxies, no black holes, not even the mysterious dark matter. It is 1 billion light years across of absolutely nothingness. That is the equivalent of nearly 6 billion trillion miles of emptiness.

Astronomers have known for a very long time that there exist patches of emptiness in the universe, but what they have discovered now is that this void, which was discovered by using two different types of astronomical observations, is bigger than anything they have ever imagined.

Estimated at being more than 1,000 times the volumes of anything they have ever expected, in terms of a typical void in space, scientists are at a lost for what to even call the void.

Holes in the universe most likely occur when the gravity from areas with bigger mass pull matter from less dense areas.

So, you are wondering...how in the world am I going to ever use this to parallel my own life or my sewing or quilting....here, in Salem, Oregon? Well, all I can tell you is that instead of it being mind over matter, in this case its matter over mind. The bigger pulling from the lesser.

To make a little pun, I feel a bit more dim witted, perhaps even more dense, than is usual in my universe. Which only goes to prove that some things are null and void no matter what we talk about ;)

Back to my cleaning, packing, altering and mending.

2 comments:

  1. I heard about the void and found it very interesting. It's strange, because I could imagine lots of nothingness out there as a child, but as an adult, it seems unthinkable.

    There is a lot of stress in your life right now and I think you should slow things down and be good to yourself. Forgive yourself for small errors, and don't call yourself dim witted or dense.

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  2. I never leave ur blog without learning something!!! I love it!!!

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.