Tuesday, September 12, 2006

From the macro to the micro...and back again

It's fascinating that our universe consists of planets, moons, and other heavenly bodies orbiting the sun...and that when an atom is studied with an electron microscope, you'll find electrons orbiting the nucleus of the atom. Both the sun and the nucleus are "energy powerhouses."

Of course, it's much more complex than that, but I can sometimes imagine systems within systems within systems, from the infinity of outer space into the infinity of sub-atomic structure. Could it cycle from the macro to the micro and back again in the form of a mobius strip? In variations of such--simultaneously?

According to Wikipedia, some scientists theorize that the Big Bang--the birth of the universe--produced nearly all atomic material within the first few minutes. Electrons didn't begin to circle the nuclei of the atomic particles until the temperatures cooled down. That eventually led to the creation of stars--like our sun--and the other bodies--like our earth--that orbit them.

Imagine billions of objects circling "energy powerhouses"--from the immense to the sub-atomic--simultaneously...

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