[ExI] Scientists Find Solar System Like Ours

Jeff Davis jrd1415 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 19:04:42 UTC 2008

On Mon, Feb 18, 2008 at 3:37 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:

> ... the message sent toward the M13 globular cluster on 16
>  November 1974 (game: where were you and what were you doing on that day?

Was that message sent toward the present day apparent position (which
is the position of M13 some  25,100 years ago --distance to M13:
25,100 light years; angular diameter: 20'), the present day actual
position of M13 (as projected 25,100 years future-ward from its
current apparent position, and from what is known of its motion,
gravitationally driven, but hardly "orbital"), or perhaps in the
direction of its projected position 25,100 years into the future,
which is to say 50,200 years future-ward from its 1974 apparent
position?  (Which doesn't even consider the putative accelerative
nature of cosmic expansion, or the influence of dark matter.)

Sounds like a game of cosmic whack-a-mole.

"A man's reach should exceed his grasp or what's a heaven [or an M13] for?"

Best, Jeff Davis

   "Everything's hard till you know how to do it."
                           Ray Charles

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