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 Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...The Space and Astronomy Agora Re: I Have Always Heard Matter Can Neither Be Created Or Destroyed Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response ToPosted by Larry Taborek/">Larry Taborek on November 8, 1998 00:14:52 UTC

: I have always heard that matter can neither be created nor destroyed. This theory may be relevant to my question. First let me set the hypothetical situation. If I had a ball or a box, or any three-dimensional objet that at some point in time started getting smaller, and smaller, and smaller, would this object it in some point reduce itself to nothing? Gone? Nada? Or would it forever continue to reduce in size for infinity? I was under the assumption that the object would continue to reduce itself for infinity. If my theory is correct I want to apply that same question to space or distance. If two trains were headed for a head on collision, would the space between the two trains reduce itself to nothing? Or would the space forever continue to shrink and reduce itself? Obviously not because there are numerous incidents of train collisions. What I want to know is how do we define the space or distance between the two trains the instance before contact? If we could measure the minimum distance between the two trains before they collided what would that be? And if that "minimum distance" exist, then there must be empty space between the two trains. And if there is empty space between the two trains, then obviously we can reduce or shrink that space by half of that so called "minimum distance". Do we forever keep reducing this space between the two trains……..Or at what point do they make contact. Please help me. : Thanks in advance

It seems to me that gravity is a source of free energy. That is, it is created, has force, can be measured, yet seems to be created by mass just for the price of mass existing. Now I know that alot of you are going to hop on the band-wagon of space-time, and say "oh, no, gravity is just our perception of mass bending the space-time universe. Perception smetchion. It can deflect a object. It can accelerate. It can decelerate. Were gravitys presence not felt, a space craft would have to fire its rockets to achieve the same deflection, acceleration or deceleration. Look at the sun, it gives off billions of photons per second, but the cost of that is that it is turning mass into energy. Yet our earth produces gravity with just as much presence as the sun producing sunlight. Yet nothing on the earth is consumed or converted to produce this 'force'. So it would seem to me that gravity is a force that is being created!

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