Origins of Energy
by, 11-12-2011 at 05:05 AM (215 Views)
I and my fellow INTPs got into a pretty lengthy rant about how matter is energy and that light has mass properties. It began with the question, "What would happen if an anti-matter black hole collided with a true matter black hole?" So I replied that obviously, it would create a massive amount of energy. After some thought and speculation @dirnthelord brought up the subject of 'things' being made of energy, so then I went off on this rant,
"It's not so crazy. Einstein theorized that even though light is pure energy, it can still be bent. and this has proven to be true. During a total solar eclipse, the light of the stars behind the sun were actually bending around it, appearing to be outlying the sun when really they were behind it. This means, if light is malliable and able to be altered in direction, it must have some sort of mass?
This idea proves even more speculation, are the things we see in the sky really where we think they are? What things, what masses lie behind these rays of warped light?
Here's another one of my weird theories, light is 2-dimensional. Light always travels in one direction (or lets just suppose it does). Light always travels in one direction at a certain angle forever, just as it would in a 2-dimensional plane. So maybe light is actually a 2-dimensional mass travelling a 3-dimensional plane."
It's an interesting thought, light being 2-dimensional. But, there is one big flaw in this theory, light does not travel in a straight line, it is constantly warping and bending around masses among the universe. So then @crazyeddie comes back with this,
"No, light doesn't have mass. It's actually traveling in a straight line in gravitational lensing - it's the *lines* themselves that are being bent! Space itself is being warped by gravity!"
So this would compliment my theory of 2-dimensional light. This proves light travels among a single plane of space, it is just the space itself that is changing direction! Alas, we have yet to go to a lab and actually test these theories, but it's a very intriguing idea, one to certainly share with the scientific community.