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Stargazing EPR Telescope

  1. Aug 3, 2010 #1
    Suppose that we focus our optical or radio telescope on
    a star or galaxy R light years away. If we continually
    measure the polarity of the photons received and
    continually get definite results, then we know that at
    the location 2R from us, the location is empty of matter;
    ie, no detection. But if we notice that we cannot get
    definite results, then we know that matter is there (at 2R).
    IE, photons from R are giving us information about the condition
    of space 2R distant...THE EPR SKY.

    Now suppose that the star or galaxy is beyond half the radius
    of the Visible Universe...now we would be detecting matter
    that is outside of the Visible Universe, when we are unable
    to get definite polarity results. This would work until R became
    equal to the radius of the VU. This would produce a map of the
    distribution of matter outside of the VU or at least be an
    indication of a universe 7 times the volume of our VU.

    Does this seem possible?
     
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  3. Aug 3, 2010 #2

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  4. Aug 3, 2010 #3
    Are you up to trying to prove a negative?
     
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