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Posted by Robert Garfinkle on August 10, 2003 06:22:41 UTC

So, basically what you are suggesting is that a star's light could (keyword could) emit in one direction (in your example) from 5 light years out and at one time or another have been in such position to have it's light effected by another entity (mass) or series of entities (masses) in which "that light" was bent enough to take 40 time longer to get to us, and seem like it was a different star.

Next question(s) (if the above is the case):

a. How much of the real universe do we actually see?

b. Are there that many stars out there (that we think are out there)?

c. Because the above possibility exists:
If we can "Detect" this condition (or shall we call it a phenomenon) is it then possible that we can witness a star's birth, mid-life, cause of death, and dissapearance at different points in the sky?

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