“Victory has a thousand fathers but defeat is an orphan”

I didn’t vote for Theresa May, but I understood her Reasoning for the snap election. Now, with her defeated, all the Hind-sighters come out of the woodwork castigating her.
But what would they be saying if she HAD got that Landslide Victory – a very different tune, I’m sure. So I am reminded of Field Marshall von Rundstedt’s famous quote, which is the title of this little blog today.

Thoughts on Astrophysics

If light is the fastest thing in the universe, then surely it must be travelling faster than the universe is expanding – even though we know that the speed at which the galaxies are travelling away from us/eachother is accelerating, exponentially.

So, what happens when light hits the outer envelope of the ever-expanding universe ? Does it go beyond the universe – in which case does anything exist beyond the universe – or is light reflected/refracted by the universe’s envelope, back into the universe ?

If the latter, could that be the source of ‘Dark Energy’ ? And since energy and matter are inter-changeable, then could this reflected light also be the source of ‘Dark Matter’ ?

What happens when the speed of the expanding universe approaches the speed of light, because we know that as a body theoretically approaches the speed of light, that body gets heavier – and so on repeatedly, because no body can ever quite reach the speed of light.