Suppose someone from Planet X, In another part of our galaxy, is trying to communicate with the earth. He sends out a message. This is, of course an electromagnetic wave that travels through space with the sepeed of light. Assume that it takes ten years for the message to travel to earth. Twelve years before a radio astronomer on earth recieves the message, the astronomer has received a nobel Prize. Does this permit us to say that he recieved the prize before the message was sent from planet X?