Space: When we move forward are we really moving backwards🚶?
(it seems to me like we are not really moving in any direction)
- CarolOklaLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
That all depends on which coordinate system YOU are using AND the origin point of your coordinate system. Is your origin point YOU, your location while you are stationary relative to your surroundings, Earth's center, Earth's hypothetical vary center at a specific time, the Sun, the Solar System's barycenter at a particular time. Sagittarius A* or Andromeda I galaxy or Virgo 81 galaxy.
Yes, for YOU we MIGHT be going backwards. Backwards Relative to WHAT? This is WHY defining your inertial frame of reference is so important in science.
The reason you do not feel like you are moving, assuming you are stationary relative to your surroundings, is that we on me sense CHANGES in speed and/or directions. What is forward, backward. right, left, up or down is entirely dependent on how you define the frame of reference, the coordinate system and the origin point of that reference system and whether it hypothetically stationary or moving relative to something.
- RamiroLv 64 weeks ago
Space has no direction 🌙 Up down left right. Humans give life direction, Space just sees it as movement.
- 4 weeks ago
Your focus is too narrow.
Microelectronics is still moving forward.
Medical technology is advancing rapidly
Chemistry still discovers novel molecules
Archaeology still finds new fossils for study
Biology still discovers new species.
Space research has hit the wall of exponentially increasing cost/benefits ratio. It costs vast amounts of money to make even trivial discoveries. Hence it has pretty much ground to a halt.
- KathyLv 74 weeks ago
We are not moving backwards.
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- Anonymous4 weeks ago
The thing about space... Everything is moving in relation to everything else. On the space station it may seem as though they are not moving but in fact they're traveling nearly 5 miles every second in their orbit around Earth.