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Oct 26 2009

Schrödinger’s Cat

Published by under Quantum Mechanics

Thirty five minutes before or after a quantum measurement, part of Schrödinger’s cat could be part of the planet Jupiter, because gravitons travel at the speed of light in a vacuum.  One point of view that agrees with gravity is that the cat is not the same cat, no matter the time differential, as long as the time differential is not zero.

Erwin Schrödinger came up with his thought experiment in 1935, and by now part of the original cat may be headed back.  Since the moon and Jupiter are in fairly close alignment right now it may end up part of the moon instead of part of the cat again.

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