August 27th, 2012
This world, even this universe, while governed by universal laws, which are virtually uncontrollable, is a big paradox. While everything might seem normal, actually, many weird stuff is happening not just in our daily lives, but outside the Earth itself. Scientists continue to show us the the universe is still evolving, ever changing, and becoming harder to believe every day in this list.
1. Negative Energy
In our daily lives, we know that the freezing point of most objects is around 0 degrees Celsius. The standards of science declares that precisely -273.15 degrees Celsius is when most particles of elements stop completely. But even if it is the last point of freezing, you can’t actually make something cold with this one. This point, or this energy, doesn’t apply to physical particles of atoms, but to vacuums. Vacuum energy does exist. Along with negative energy, these might be the ways we can get to light speed travel.
2. Frame Dragging
Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity states that a large mass that moves can pull the weight of others beside it. Stephen Hawking, whose works are based and built up on Einstein’s past works, stated that time travel can be possible through frame dragging. The frame dragging effect was demonstrated by the Gravity Probe B experiment that measured the space-time distortion near the Earth. The bottom line: the probe moved from its orbit 2 meters per year caused by the space-time distortions caused by Earth.
Einstein’s E=MC2 equation states that energy and matter have a solid connection. It states that energy and mass create a gravitational field. However, geons, an energy wave that creates a gravitational field, first investigated by John Wheeler in 1955, may actually exist. By concentrating intense light at a particular point, the gravity caused by the light might collapse into a black hole if strong enough. However, it is still not proven, yet they are believed to form temporarily.