Still Waters Posted February 7 #1 Share Posted February 7 (IP: Staff) · We know that planets rotate, but what about the universe as a whole? No, the universe doesn't appear to rotate; if it did, time travel into the past might be possible. Although people throughout antiquity had argued that the heavens rotate around the world, in 1949, mathematician Kurt Gödel was the first to provide a modern formulation of a rotating universe. He used the language of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity to do so, as a way of honoring his friend and neighbor at Princeton, Einstein himself. But this process of academic "honoring" went in a different direction than you might suspect, because Gödel used the example of a rotating universe to show that general relativity was incomplete. https://www.space.com/rotating-universe-would-permit-time-travel https://www.yahoo.com/news/live-rotating-universe-did-could-130053216.html 4 1 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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