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This just came to me all of the sudden. When we look at distant stars and planets with telescopes we are actually looking at them in the past. So, if we could travel an insane distance away from earth and had a super strong telescope that could see individual people on earth from that insane distance, could we watch past events unfold?
Smoke more weed.
I think that would only work if we could wormhole, or go FTL, to a distant part of the universe and look back, otherwise we wouldn't be seeing distant history.
Somebody should smoke some pot and figure it out.
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What does this have to do with a Super Off Tackle?
I have often pondered these same thoughts for many hours and it always leads me back to.... Kate uptons tits.
Your a retard.
Say you could hypothetically travel 50 lightyears away somewhere in a matter of minutes and had a telescope that could see Earth from that distance. Could you see events that happened 50 years ago?
[tin foil hat]
If you could travel like that, then it would work, IMO.
aka, time travel
Assuming light traveled an infinite distance, and assuming you could travel faster than the speed of light, and assuming you could have a super powerful telescope, I guess theoretically there would be a distance at which you could pass that 50 year old light.
Hypothetically yes, but that would require both FTL travel, and a telescope that is beyond technicologically infeasible.
This is a decent example. Think of the astronauts on the moon - they observed the earth as it was a split second in the past.
That's the next thing I was thinking about. If you could travel the aforementioned 50 light years and then travel back to the same point at an even faster speed do you return in the past?
You're self discovering the theory of time travel.
You could never see things that happened before you left Earth. If you existed in the present, then traveled out to another location (and landed there a little into the future because you were in transit), you could only see the events that unfold in the time since you left (assuming you traveled at a speed greater than light).
....right? I think I just blew my own mind.
I would think that if you traveled out 50 light years in an instant and then traveled back 50 light years in an instant you would just be back a couple of instants after you left.
IMO, it isn't possible to go backwards in time, but I'm just some idiot on a message board.
Alright you lost me on this one. It would feel more like coming back in the future to you because you wouldn't be able to view events that happened while you were traveling back from the time you stopped viewing the earth.
No, because if you were to travel 1 light year away in a matter of seconds or minutes, the present light from earth won't reach that point until a year has passed. So if you observe earth from that distance you will see it from a year ago minus the time it took you to get there.
I personally don't believe in time travel myself, with the paradoxes and all. But my mind is on overdrive right now.
haha first thing that came to my mind when I saw that comment.
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