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Old 11-03-2016, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Very interesting.

Is there anything in the universe that is stationary?
No. Since the universe is expanding everywhere, everything just gets dragged along with it.
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Old 11-03-2016, 01:51 PM
 
Location: USA
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Relative to what?
Not sure. Stationary within the Universe, is as far as my thought went.

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No. Since the universe is expanding everywhere, everything just gets dragged along with it.
That's what I was thinking. Just wondering if there was something I was unaware of that might be fixed in space.
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Old 11-03-2016, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...Just wondering if there was something I was unaware of that might be fixed in space.
Motion is detected relative to some frame of reference, so you'd have to define a frame of reference.
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Old 11-03-2016, 06:29 PM
 
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Center of the universe?
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Old 11-03-2016, 09:21 PM
 
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Center of the universe?
Where might that be?
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Old 11-03-2016, 10:34 PM
 
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Uh, at the epicenter? There's a lot written about it. Perhaps you should read some of it.
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Old 11-03-2016, 11:00 PM
 
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Uh, at the epicenter? There's a lot written about it. Perhaps you should read some of it.
There isn't an "epicenter" of the universe. Perhaps you should investigate a little deeper than a superficial web search.

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Old 11-04-2016, 08:52 AM
 
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Motion is detected relative to some frame of reference, so you'd have to define a frame of reference.
I watched the video that said the sun is moving through space and dragging us in it's wake at a certain rate of speed. So, what were the people who made the video using as a reference? Can you use the same reference to answer the question of if anything in space is stationary?
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Old 11-04-2016, 09:23 AM
 
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Uh, at the epicenter? There's a lot written about it. Perhaps you should read some of it.
Draw a circle. Put your pencil on the edge of the circle and find the "center" of that edge.
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Old 11-04-2016, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Center of the universe?
But that would be everywhere.
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