List of All 110 Messier Objects
1. Crab Nebula(M1)
2. NGC 7089 (M2)
3. NGC 5272 (M3)
4. NGC 6121 (M4)
5. NGC 5904 (M5)
6. Butterfly Cluster (M6)
7. Ptolemy Cluster (M7)
8. Lagoon Nebula (M8)
9. NGC 6333(M9)
10. NGC 6254 (M10)
11. Wild Duck Cluster (M11)
12. NGC 6218 (M12)
13. Great Globular Cluster in Hercules (M13)
14. NGC 6402 (M14)
15. NGC 7078 (M15)
16. Eagle Nebula (M16)
17. Omega, Swan, Horseshoe or Lobster Nebula (M17)
18. NGC 6613 (M18)
19. NGC 6273 (M19)
20. Trifid Nebula (M20)
21. NGC 6531 (M21)
22. Sagittarius Cluster (M22)
23. NGC 6494 (M23)
24. Sagittarius Star Cloud (M24)
25. IC 4725 (M25)
26. NGC 6694 (M26)
27. Dumbbell Nebula (M27)
28. NGC 6626 (M28)
29. Cooling Tower (M29)
30. NGC 7099 (M30)
31. Andromeda Galaxy (M31)
32. NGC 221 (M32)
33. Triangulum Galaxy (M33)
34. NGC 1039 (M34)
35. NGC 2168 (M35)
36. NGC 1960 (M36)
37. NGC 2099 (M37)
38. NGC 1912 (M38)
39. NGC 7092 (M39)
40. Winnecke 4 (M40)
41. NGC 2287 (M41)
42. Orion Nebula (M42)
43. De Mairan's Nebula (M43)
44. Beehive Cluster (M44)
46. NGC 2437 (M46)
47. NGC 2422 (M47)
48. NGC 2548 (M48)
49. NGC 4472 (M49)
50. NGC 2323 (M50)
51. Whirlpool Galaxy (M51)
52. NGC 7654 (M52)
53. NGC 5024 (M53)
54. NGC 6715 (M54)
55. NGC 6809 (M55)
56. NGC 6779 (M56)
57. Ring Nebula (M57)
58. NGC 4579 (M58)
59. NGC 4621 (M59)
60. NGC 4649 (M60)
61. NGC 4303 (M61)
62. NGC 6266 (M62)
63. Sunflower Galaxy (M63)
64. Black Eye Galaxy (M64)
65. Leo Triplet NGC 3623 (M65)
66. Leo Triplet NGC 3627 (M66)
67. NGC 2682 (M67)
68. NGC 4590 (M68)
69. NGC 6637 (M69)
70. NGC 6681 (M70)
71. NGC 6838 (M71)
72. NGC 6981 (M72)
73. NGC 6994 (M73)
74. Phantom Galaxy (M74)
75. NGC 6864 (M75)
76. Little Dumbbell Nebula (M76)
77. Cetus A (M77)
78. NGC 2068 (M78)
79. NGC 1904 (M79)
80. NGC 6093 (M80)
81. Bode's Galaxy (M81)
82. Cigar Galaxy (M82)
83. Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (M83)
84. NGC 4374 (M84)
85. NGC 4382 (M85)
86. NGC 4406 (M86)
87. Virgo A (M87)
88. NGC 4501 (M88)
89. NGC 4552 (M89)
90. NGC 4569 (M90)
91. NGC 4548 (M91)
92. NGC 6341 (M92)
93. NGC 2447 (M93)
94. Croc's Eye or Cat's Eye (M94)
95. NGC 3351 (M95)
96. NGC 3368 (M96)
97. Owl Nebula (M97)
98. NGC 4192 (M98)
99. NGC 4254 (M99)
100. NGC 4321 (M100)
101. Pinwheel Galaxy (M101)
102. Spindle Galaxy (M102)
103. NGC 581 (M103)
104. Sombrero Galaxy (M104)
105. NGC 3379 (M105)
106. NGC 4258 (M106)
107. NGC 6171 (M107)
108. NGC 3556 (M108)
109. NGC 3992 (M109)
110. NGC 205 (M110)
The Atom, the core of all things of substance in The World. All of us and all things that has some form of mass has Atoms. Atoms are the fundamental building blocks of all that exist, have existed and will exist. What makes an atom though? Well, it's pretty simple to say the least. An Atom is basically made up of three components, The Proton (P\p+), The Neutron (n0) and Electron (e-).
- The Proton is the Positively charged particle of The Atom
-The Neutron is the non charged particle of The Atom
- The Electron is the negatively charged particle of The Atom
These atoms are what will come together in order to form what we know as Elements. Elements are the element formation of all physical object of existence. Example of elements include Hydrogen(H), Helium(He), Carbon(C), Gold(Au), Silver(Ag),Nitrogen(N) Uranium(U), Plutonium(Po), Lithium,(Li) Iron(Fe), Oxygen(O), Nickel(Ni) and Potassium(K).
Without these fundamental, elemental parts of The World, everything would cease to exist.
The King of The Worlds
The World consist of All of The Worlds, this encompasses Stars, Planets, Galaxies, Universes, Solar Systems, Black Holes and pretty much everything that exist, has existed and will ever exist. So, the question must be asked, what is The King of The Worlds? Is The King of The Worlds the largest planet in existence? Is The King of The Worlds the largest star in existence? Is The King of The Worlds The Most Powerful Star in The Universe? Or is The King of The Worlds something else? What in existence is The All Powerful Super Power that dominates everything in The Universe? Would it be The Most Powerful Universe? The Center of The Universes? The Center of Universes? or God? It seems to be up to the individual what, who or where The King of The Worlds is. What would even define The King of The Worlds? Would it be who The Most Powerful? The one who Ultimate Power? The One who rules everything? One who rules the most things? What can define The King of The Worlds? If it's the largest universe, how would we know if ours is the biggest or if there are even other universes? If it's the biggest star, than that would be UY Scuti. If it were the largest galaxy, that would be IC 1101. And it was The Creator, All Powerful, King of The Universe, than The King of The Worlds would be God. At the end of the day, it is up to thee, who thou define as, The King Of The Worlds!
The Primeval World
Imagine a World at it's beginning, it's start, it's birth. What would this world be like? Would it be calm and orderly like Today's World? Or would it be crazy and dangerous and chaotic like the storms of Jupiter? Well, what is an infant like when it is born? It's screaming, crying and making quite a fuss, never really putting out that flame of fury until it becomes a mature adult. Well, that's what the birth of a planet is like, a planet like our very own Earth.
In The Oxford Dictionary, Primeval is defined as an adjective describing "from the earliest period of the history of the world, very ancient." When Earth began, it was a fiery ball of rock colliding with other rocks almost constantly. The Super Powerful collisions is what melted and molded the size and shape of our Earth. Kind of like the things that collide in our own lives mold us as well. And thanks to this chaos, true order emerged was the chasm of chaotic fury. Thanks to these early stages, the stage was set for one of the most unique parts of not only our Solar System or our Galaxy, but The Universe as a whole. The stage was set to Create and Nurture Life.
Chaos and Order
With the stage being set, one must ask, in fact it begs the question, is that really chaos? Or does it seems like Chaos when in fact these mechanisms, even though bombastic in motions, are orderly and happens due to time and positions of said object following the laws of the universe? Are the rocks colliding with Earth really chaos, or are they merely following the laws of gravity, being attracted and colliding with the larger rock, Earth? Was the Earth on fire due to chaos? or because of the heat generated by the sun, the constant collision due to gravitational pull and the lack of an atmosphere at the time? Is Chaos, just a part of Order?
The World, since The Start of The World has been in Astronomy. As long as Man has been on Earth, they have look to the Stars and Worlds for curiosity and understanding of their own World.
Traditional Astronomy is Basically Done by simply looking up with thy Naked Eyes and Observing what is in Space, whether day or night. Traditional Astronomy or Astrology, as it was called in The Ancient World and Classical World, was indeed functional. It helped Ancient man determine Seasons and when Day and Night fell. Now the calendars of the past before The Julian Calendar and Gregorian Calendar were pretty inaccurate, they still gave a general idea of when the seasons began and ended. Our own eyes, unless they have a vision error, are pretty good at observing the night sky. Now, with Today's World's light pollution, our eyes may not be able to see as much as in days past, our eyes are still really good at observing star formation without the assistance of Telescopes and other technology. In this Ancient days, we were able to notice the difference between Stars and Planets, and we were able to see six out of eight of the planets in The Solar System.
Let us not forget, that Astronomy was done in the past without Telescope and such. It was done by our own abilities. One can still look to the sky and discover things on thy own. Do not be discourage to explore even if ye do not hath the advance Super Powerful Technology. One's own ability is sufficient enough to discover many things in The World!
Ever Since The Start of The World and mankind, man hath seeked to reach the far reaches of Space. The Mystery has intrigued like minds all over The World. Astronomy is as old as time, we even have used it to determine time, seasons, and more. It has been crucial for the survival and advancement of the human species. This desire to explore space has not only led to the advancement of human beings, but it has led us to space itself.
The First Space Travel
In The Mid-20th Century, a Race was happening, a Space Race. One against The World Super Powers of America and The USSR. The Space Race was a race to see who would have Ultimate Space Travel Supremacy. On April 12th, 1961, The man to ever enter Space, entered Space. Cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, a soviet cosmonaut was the first man in space. He remained in Space for 89 minutes. 8 years later, The USA landed a man on the moon
Space Travel in Today's World or in The Future
Today's World's Space Travel is limited to Professional Astronauts from NASA and companies like SpaceX. We have yet to put a man on a different planet but there are plans in the future to go to Mars and even colonize it. Commercial Space Travel at this point seems to be very possible in the near future. The World Aloha believes that not only will we leave the Universe one day, but humans will travel to different galaxies and beyond.
Today, Man rules The World. Mankind Dominates every other species by far in terms of Power, Prestige, control and intelligence. The homosapien is The Top in Today's World. This was not always the case however. For, millions of years ago, The World was ruled by a different set of species. The World was ruled by Dinosaurs.
Eons ago, Dinosaurs dominated the Earth. The eras of the dinosaurs were The Jurassic Era, The Triassic Era, and Cretaceous. A list of some of The Dinosaurs are:
- Tyrannosaurus Rex (T Rex), The King of The Dinosaurs
The Dinosaurs were The Kings of The World for millions of years. None could stop them, except, a Big Rock. 66 Million Years ago, an Asteroid hit Earth and the impact made the Dinosaurs go extinct in a mass extinction event. If ye was not killed by the impact, the smug in the atmosphere would have. No Dinosaur was sparred from it's awesome impact on Earth. Today, we are believed to have discovered the crater where the asteroid, known as The Chicxulub impactor, striked Earth. Off The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico North of Belize. The Chicxulub Crater is the official name of the impact zone and measures at 150 kilometers or 93 miles in diameters and has a depth of 20 kilometers or 12 miles! That's colossal! It is believe that the The Chicxulub impactor was believe to be 11 to 81 kilometers or 6.8 to 50.3 Miles in diameter! No wonder there was a mass extinction!
What the Mass Extinction of The Dinosaurs teaches us, is that we are not invincible and it only takes one big attack to destroy of all. We must remain vigilant, not paranoid, and expect the unexpected, the black swan. We must keep innovating a find a way to deal with a Chicxulub Impactor-like Asteroid in The future, less we go extinct ourselves in one veil swoop. If ye are not growing, ye are dying, and if we continue to adapt and improve, we can live on as a species, longer than The Dinosaurs.
In The Stone Age there was really no need to know when season were, for if ye wanted food, then thou shalt go and get it, whether by hunter or gathering. But when The Neolithic Revolution began, a need to track seasons was crucial. Knowing when to plant seeds and when they would be ready to harvest was extremely important to the survival of mankind in the beginnings on dormant settlements and civilizations.
The Lunar Calendar
One of the original calendars in The World is the lunar calendar. The Lunar calendar is based off the moon. The month on a lunar calendar is similar to today's months (which are based off the moon cycle) which were 29-30 days per month. A year on The Lunar Calendar was 354 Days. The problem with this was that every year, the the start and final dates would drift 11 days.
The Julian Calendar
The Julian Calendar was a Solar Calendar. The Solar Calendar is based off the revolution of the Earth around The Sun. The Julian Calendar was invented by Julius Caesar as a reform to The Traditional Roman Calendar. It went into effect on January 1st, 45 B.C. (709 AUC). THe Julian Calendar consisted of 355 Days and 12 Months with some years having from 377 to 378 days a years to make up for decimal timing. This lead to a very disorganized system of mapping seasons and days. This mess of mapping would not last long however and in 1582, that would all change and we would see what we use in Today's World.
The Gregorian Calendar
In October of 1582, The Gregorian Calendar, named after Pope Gregory XIII, which invented. This is the calendar most nations in Today's World use. It has 365 days and 12 months, with every 4 years, having a leap day with that year being called a leap year. This is because on this day of February 29th, is the extra day added every 4 years to make up for decimal timing over the years. This gives a leap year 366 days as opposed to 365 days on a normal year. This is a large improvement over the previous calendars, for now we only need to add a single day every four years to make up for lost time. One day however, this leap day will no longer be needed, for one day the revolution around The Sun will equal an exact 365 days every time. But for now, this is the best that we use and it is here to stay for a good while.
Things change overtime. We as humans went through many different types of imperfect calendars in the past. Our calendars today are not even perfect. This is why every four years we add an extra day in February to make up for the inaccuracy. Hence the reason for the leap year. In every aspect of life, one must continue to adapt and improve; for if ye are not moving forward, than thou art moving backwards.
Energy, its what moves us, what keeps us going, what gives us Aloha. Energy is what gives things without Aloha The Power to work via physical or chemical means. Energy can be potential and kinetic. Energy is what makes The World go round. All these things have energy, but what energy Powers The Universe?
The Power of Universe and its expansion in the largest scales is Dark Energy. We cannot see it nor can we feel it, but it is there. It was there in the beginning and will be there if there is an end. Dark Energy was discovered when Supernovae measurements were being made, however the expansion was not at a constant rate. The expansion was not constant, it was expanding. The recognition of this expansion being something new than the regular forms of energy or matter was needed since these Classical forms of energy could not explain the acceleration rate of the expansion. Hence this new form of energy would be known as Dark Energy. Dark Energy is very thorictical since we cannot straight up observe it like we can a star, a planet or now even a black hole. As of now, Dark Energy is believed to be not very dense and uniformed. The only force it is known to mess with is Gravity. The Four Forces from weakest to strongest is Gravity, Electromagnetism, Weak Force and Strong Force.
Now of course, with any theoretically non-concrete claim, there needs to be strong evidence in order for it to even be considered real or believable. There are three main pieces of evidence for the existence of Dark Energy. The first is, what i explained earlier, The theoretical need for such an energy to be present and existent in order for the explanation of the accelerated rate of expansion. There needs to be something to explain why this manner occurs. Now we all know that in the past, this hasn't alway been an effective tool in predicted why something happens the way it does. Some examples of this are, one, in Ancient China, the peoples believe that a Solar Eclipse was a Dragon eating The Sun. They use to yell at it to go away, and it did. Except, The Whole Dragon covering The Sun wasn't true. We know now that this occurs via The Moon blocking The Sun's light from The Earth. Another example is that child sacrifices would bring good fortune to a people. This despicable event had nothing to do with whether the crops would grow well or that there wouldn't be a huge flood or not. We now know these things came about due to nature and its climate and weather and etc. This first piece of evidence isn't the strongest but good thing for us, there two more pieces of evidence for the existence of Dark Energy. The second composition of evidence is distance measurements and there red shift that implies that The Universe has expanded more it the second half of its life. Red Shift, occuring to the Oxford dictionary definition is "The displacement of spectral lines toward longer wavelengths (the red end of the spectrum) in radiation from the distant galaxies and celestial objects." This Red Shift growing longer in wavelength form is evidence of an unseeable force causing it to do so. The third and final main piece of evidence for the existence of dark energy are measures of large-scale wave-patterns of mass density in The Universe. The evidence for dark energy may not be as strong the evidence of black holes are, but the evidence is still strong nonetheless.
Just because we cannot see something does not mean it isn't there. Atoms for example for the longest time not observable, they still exist though. Can we see the wind? Can we see needle in a haystack at first glance, can we see our consciousness? My point being that, we do not always need to directly observe something to know that it is there. If you have dog and you are looking at them and then look away for 3 seconds, does your dog not exist for those three seconds you not observing its presence? Now there is a theory that states that the answer is Yes and No at the same time, but will dive into that theory in a way far in the future article. However, to put it in simple terms, yes, your dog is still there for those three seconds and yes, the wind does exist. Remember, we can never be too sure about something, for even our own eyes and memories can deceive us. We must look at the evidence and use reason, logic and science to determine our beliefs in what exist, otherwise we could still be screaming at Sun-Eating Dragons.
All of The World since the dawn of man have look into Space and awed at its Awesome wonder. The Curiosity of what it emcompasses has intriqued man to want to travel and explore throughout its vastness. One thing though stops us from freely flying through it.
Gravity is the force that attracts mass to other mass. Gravity is what keeps us from freely roaming The Universe, observing countless Astronomical wonders. We have left Earth before and currently, but at the cost of a lot of currency and power. Free Fall acceleration rate or in layman's terms, Gravitational Rate, is 9.81 Meters per second every second or 9.8 m/s^2. Gravity is something we cannot escape; unless we aren't around anything in pure space. But Why?
All Worlds, Rocks, People, Animals, or anything with Mass has its own force of gravity. That's right, if thou art in the middle of space and an apple, which has less mass than thee, will in theory revolve around thy gravity, or stick to thee. The reason? SpaceTime.
SpaceTime is the combination of the three dimensional Space and one dimensional time, together to form the fabric of all of The Universe. Now when something with mass is within a particular part of SpaceTime, SpaceTime will bend to that mass. This is what causes gravity. Imagine thou hath a blanket spread out in the air held by a few folks evenly. Now put a bowling ball in the middle of said blanket. It will bend. Now put a tennis ball anywhere on the blanket away from the bowling ball. What happens? Well the tennis ball will fall towards the bowling ball since the bowling ball has more mass than the tennis ball. This is exactly how gravity works in relation to SpaceTime and mass.
SpaceTime reveals to use the more mass thou hast, the more attractive thou literally are. For us, this mass, can mean Status, Money, Muscles, Good looks, Nice things or even great social skills. Regardless these things attract others to us, just like gravity is an attractive force. The more of this thou hath, the more attractive thou shalt be. Now is this a good thing? I'll let you decide that one.
The Solar System is system of Planets, Asteroids, Moons, and more orbiting the Sun. There are many like ours, however, this discussion will be on our own for the most part. The planetary order traditionally goes Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune & Pluto. Various planets have moons like Jupiter & Earth. Mars and Jupiter are separated by a colossal ring of rocks known as The Asteroid belt. Pluto has been classified as a dwarf planet, due to its small size and other factors. The Solar System is surrounded by a huge cluster of space dust known as the Oort Cloud. The Universe is vast and complex but that does not mean that The Solar System is small and simplistic. The Solar System itself has many unique things about it. It is worth exploring.
The Age of The Solar System
The Solar System is 4.571 Billion years old. The Universe, for scale, is only a little over three times the age of The Solar System. The Solar System is old, but it has a long way to go, for a star can live to be older than the universe currently is; 15 billion years (The Universe is 13.8 Billion Years old). Plus when a Sun-Like Star dies, a planetary nebula is born, this means in theory that The Solar System could be around indefinitely, except it wouldn't be a solar system but just a planetary system since there is not a star present.
The Sun is 4.603 Billion Years old, older than The Solar System. This only makes sense since you need a Star in order for there to be a solar system. The Sun is the center of The Solar System. Everything in The Solar System revolves around The Sun, Heliocentric. It's the big boss & what it says, goes. Without The Sun, life on Earth, could not exist. A lot of the material in The Solar System comes from The Sun. In a way, The Sun is The Solar System.
Mercury, the planet not the element, is 4.503 Billion Years Old. It is the closest to The Sun and has the fastest revolution around The Sun compared to all the other planets in The Solar System. It takes 87.97 Earth Days to make a complete orbit around The Sun. This is about Three Earth Months.
Venus is also 4.503 Billion Years Old. Venus is the hottest planet in The Solar System, due to its atmosphere, with an average temperature of a whooping 462 Degrees Celsius or 864 Degrees Fahrenheit. That'll burn the cookies in the oven and the house too.
Earth is 4.543 Billion Years Old. Older than both Mercury and Venus. Earth is the only known planet that supports life in Today's World. This is unique not just in The Solar System, but in The Whole Universe as far as we known now.
Mars is 4.603 Billion Years Old. Mars is a red planet and is believed to have once been a habitat for life itself. However, Today there is no life on Mars. One day it is believe that Mars will have life once more.
Jupiter is 4.503 Billion Years Old like Mercury and Venus. Jupiter is the largest of all the planets and can fit 1300 Earths inside it's boundaries. Jupiter is a planet made of gas and it is unknown if it has a solid core or not. So far Jupiter has 79 known Moons orbiting it while the Earth has one.
Saturn is 4.503 Billion Years Old just like Jupiter, Mercury and Venus. Saturn is a gas giant like Jupiter. Saturn has gigantic rings orbiting it.
Uranus is 4.503 Billion Years Old just like Jupiter, Mercury, Venus and Saturn. Uranus is a gas giant like Jupiter and Saturn. Uranus is tilted to where it's poles are East and West. Uranus has rings like Saturn but unlike Saturn's near Horizontal rings, Uranus's rings are vertical.
Neptune is 4.503 Billion Years Old just like Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Mercury and Uranus. Neptune is an ice giant. Neptune is a deep blue like the deep blue sea the Roman god Neptune who it was named after swam in.
Pluto is 4.46 to 4.6 Billion years old. Pluto is the smallest planet in The Solar System. So small that it has been classified as a dwarf planet. Pluto has five moons. Pluto is the coldest planet with an average temperature of Negative 229 degrees Celsius or Negative 380 degrees fahrenheit; perfect place to store food, of course if you are willing to travel 2.66 Billion Miles to 4.67 Billion Miles to get to it.
The Universe is vast and has maybe unique phenomenons in it. The Solar System, yet small in scope to The Universe, has its own unique things about it that makes it worth exploring and studying for many eons to come.
The start of the world
The World Aloha states that The World is the collection of all the worlds including Stars, Planets and other astronomical objects of a significant scale within Space/ The Universe/ Multiverse/ Omniverse. The main theory on the beginning of The Universe is The Big Bang Theory. The theory goes that before the universe was what it is Today, all matter that would exist was concentrated in a single point thought to be the size of a tiny coin, a singularity; The Primeval Atom. In an instant, this singularity expanded creating Stars, Worlds, Moons, Asteroids, Meteors, Galaxies and more. Whether or not, it was a Super Awesome explosion or just a rapid expansion is still not completely determined. Regardless, Today the universe is still continuously expanding. The Big Bang is believed to have happened 13.8 Billion Years ago (the age of the universe). One Million Years Later Atoms formed, creating most of the elements we see in Today's World.
After The Big Bang occurred, The Universe was about the size of The Solar System filled with freely roaming primeval particles of energy known as quarks. After growing a thousandfold the protons and neutrons of the primeval particles executed fusion and gave birth to atomic nuclei. A few of the smaller elements that we see in Today's World were created at this point in time. Around thirty millenniums later, the neutrons became numerous enough to form gas clouds that formed colossal orbs made of plasma people call Stars. Stars, for the majority, are made of the elements Hydrogen and Helium.
Stars are a World of elements being created, all the way up to Iron, when Iron is created, this spells doom for the Star. When this happens multiple things can occur including Novas, Super Novas, Neutron Stars, Black Dwarfs, White Dwarfs, Nebulas, Pulsars and Black Holes. Now what happens to a star after it dies all depends on the size and what cycle of death the star is on.
Once the universe grew to be 20 percent the size of Today's Universe, stars became different teams in a way known today as galaxies. A Galaxy is a club of stars that are pulled together by the force of gravity. Gravity is a bend in SpaceTime that draws objects of mass together, the rule goes that, the more massive an object is, the more gravitational force it has. SpaceTime is the crossing of the three dimensions of space and single dimension of time together to form a fourth dimensional combination that determines the laws of the universe. A few galaxies present today are The Milky Way Galaxy (our galaxy), Leo I, Draco Galaxy, Canis Major overdensity , Centaurus A, Andromeda Galaxy, Large Magellanic cloud, Messier 87, & Virgo Stellar Stream.
One question remains however, where do planets, including Earth, come into being? When stars are forming, a disc of pre planetary dust revolves around it. This dust clashes and combines into planetary structures, growing bigger and bigger or even being destroyed, forming moons. Boom! A planet is born.
4.54 Billion years ago, Earth was born. Primeval Earth was hot and uninhabitable by today's standards. However, years later The Earth cooled significantly and something spectacular and rare occurred; Life came to be. Microscopic Single Celled organisms were formed, and Earth's niche was found. Now whether or not other worlds have or had life is unknown today, but it is speculated that Mars or even Venus may have once had complex life on its surface and/or atmosphere. Many planets are unique and special, Earth's thing is Life. Today, The Universe is vast and complex and beautiful & Earth is just a tiny part of a Big Awesome World.
The Solar System we live in Today is complex with all kinds of astronomical objects occurring within it. Some of these things are The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon and moons, Mars, The Asteroid Belt, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Comets & Meteors. Space itself, however, is a vast world of all these astronomical objects and exceptionally more. Space has other solar systems, galaxies, black holes, nebulas, Super Novas, Novas, other planets, Stars (stars like the sun, red giants, Super giants, Black Dwarfs, Brown Dwarfs, White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars and such), maybe even other universes and more in its collection. With all of these divergent phenomenon's in space, space is indeed a marvelous work of art; a cornucopia of fascinating matter.
The Multiverse theory states that we are not alone, that we are not the only universe, but that there are others; even an infinite number of universes. It might be said that there hath been many big bangs in The World and therefore there would be many, if not infinite universes. One prevailing thought in the multiverse theory is that with these many different choices and events that occurred in this universe, things may have panned out differently. For example, a person in our universe choose to eat Pineapple for breakfast, while in a different that person would have chosen to eat Cherries instead and in and in a different universe choose to eat Pomegranates & so on and so forth.
Another thought in this theory is that maybe the laws of physics may be slightly or completely different in these other universes. Though this may be a problematic form of thinking since in mathematics one plus two is always three no matter what and physics depends on mathematics in order to be understood. If gravity is indeed a bend in SpaceTime, then how could gravity be a force that actually repels you from a large body of material like a planet or star? Plus, wouldn't an opposite gravity mean that stars and planets would not be able to form since opposite gravity would act like two positive sides of two magnets? It seems that different universes having different rules of physics would be contradictory and would violate logic and reason. This relative view of different universes seems to be an inferior view while an Absolute view of the universes seems to be Superior.
Another problem that is ran into, is the different choices being made. Let's throw this thought experiment out there; If the laws of physics and mathematics are, indeed, absolute, then wouldn't it pre-determined where things will line up in the span of time. If the absolute law of physics determined that the universe we live in would expand the way it did, and that stars formed exactly where they did, then wouldn't that be an argument that different choices living beings make, not be choices at all, but just physics and mathematics working out exactly as it was calculated to have been worked out. This thought does trouble the Philosophical theory of free will. Do living things truly have free will, if everything boils down to a mathematical calculation? It is a hard question to answer and may make a man sleep uneasily. So even if there were multiple and even infinite universes, would it really be different, or just a clone of the one we are in? Either way, the idea of multiple universes, different or a clone, is still an awesome idea to think about.
Whether people or an alien species can reach into the other universes is yet to be known. Regardless, our universe is ever expanding and the exploration of it is an ever-evolving curiosity that will bring man to the far reaches of the universe and maybe the omniverse. There is a lot more to learn about where we are and maybe someday, we may know everything about The World!
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