Friday, December 13, 2019

New Physics Art Series by TRUNKS ART: "Why is the sky dark at night?"

Boise, Idaho - December 13, 2019 - "Why is the sky dark at night?" (#1/12) - What's interesting about this seemingly pedestrian question is that it took nearly 400 years and the minds of Albert Einstein and Edwin Hubble to unravel and answer.  With an infinite number of stars in the universe we should conceivably see the entire night sky filled and lit up by starlight - but we don't.  Instead, we see only the "observable universe" which includes stars whose starlight has had time to reach us.  So if you're thinking that we'll see more and more stars in the night sky as time passes - guess again.  Thanks to a universe that is expanding at an ever increasing rate, the starlight from those distant stars will NEVER reach us.  In fact, many of the stars, including whole galaxies will fade from view leaving only the stars in our own Milky Way galaxy to inspire and perplex the far future generations of hopeful and inquisitive stargazers.

Trunks Art moved to Boise from Los Angeles in 2015 and has made this city his home and art inspiration.

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