Wednesday, November 01, 2006

It's all a matter of perspective

What a great way to start the day. A colleague just sent me this bit of scientific fun.

Go click the link first, and then read below.

The first part of this reminds me of being a kid and lying on the deck with my mom and Brother and looking at the stars. We'd start to calculate how fast we were moving even though we were lying still. Yes, I came from a very nerdy family.

Note that the part about the universe expanding at the speed of light is not right according to current models, but we don't understand everything yet.

2 comments:

bsci said...

Monty Python: The source of much great science education.

Writer Chica said...

That was fun! I'm gonna tell DH about it. He will like it too.