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The Measure Of Things

I like to occasionally venture into the world of physics to see what is being discussed, discovered, considered, revisited by the collective genius on our planet. I find this space a fascinating wonderland of possibilities that are only limited by the perceived laws and principles that are used to guide their parameters of thinking.

What has caught my attention recently is the reference to the understanding that absolutely everything is generating a gravitational field, whether it is massive or massless. I can appreciate the suggestion of the term ‘everything’ but this has to be considered an acceptable theory given that not ‘everything’ has been validated as such. I appreciate that it is a fair assumption to go by and no doubt this assumption assists towards progressing exploration into other aspects in the realm of physics. What I am instinctually challenging, is whether anything can truly be ‘massless.’ This to me holds curiosity as I fail to comprehend how this could be possible.  Eg: A photon is believed to be massless. According to theory it has energy and momentum but no mass.

What if the limitation is not in the mass, but in our current capability to measure the mass? We are making assumptions based on the accuracy of our present understanding of measurements. If it is possible to exist and be massless, then surely by the nature of this there cannot be any influence or impact from its existence on anything else. The fact that there is a gravitational field means it must be hold a measure of weight, would it not? How can something maintain a weightless state and concurrently have a gravitational field?

“Photons have mass? I didn’t even know they were Catholic.”

Woody Allen

Let it be known: The chameleons’ eyes can rotate and focus separately on 180-degree arcs, so they can see two different objects at the same time. This gives them a full 360-degree field of vision.