I'm just curious as to what other people feelings are on space. Do you think we will ever be able to travel to another galaxy? Will we ever communicate with another intelligent species? Will this species be Earth-like or will they be completely different? Do you believe in the Big Bang theory (starting as a singularity point and expanding at/faster than the speed of light)? Will we ever be able to travel at the speed of light? Will we ever be intelligent enough to move our civilization beyond Earth onto another planet/moon? And anything else you wanna comment on. Hopefully there's some other nerds on here who are interested in this sh1t lol. This stuff just befuddles my mind.
It's absolutely mind boggling when you think about it. Just take this for example, if you were to take a grain of sand (just one little grain of sand) and hold it out at arm's length, then in that little piece of sand would be about 10,000 galaxies behind that grain with each galaxy possibly holding planets which could harbor life. The number is unfathomable. Its said that the outer edge of the OBSERVEABLE universe is about 46.5 billion light years away. If we traveled at the speed of the fastest current human-made transportation which travels at 10 miles per second which equates out to about 36,000mph which is equal to 1/18,600th of the speed of light!
"Just take this for example, if you were to take a grain of sand (just one little grain of sand) and hold it out at arm's length, then in that little piece of sand would be about 10,000 galaxies behind that grain with each galaxy possibly holding planets which could harbor life."
Weird thing about the human mind is that we have a harder time grasping the concept of infinite largeness than we do infinite smallness, yet, they are one in the same. How can there be NO end? I mean, if we were to someday reach the end of the universe, you would HAVE to wonder what's on the other side? We just can't fathom the concept of nothing. The same is true about splitting the atom. Now there are two particles. Now split those in half. It goes on forever (in theory).
I guess you could say we are somewhere in the middle.