October 11, 2013
10-11-13 Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite
This week the photo challenge is Infinite. It seems to me that when you check the definition of the word infinite it boils down to one of two things . 1: Having no limits; 2: Extending indefinitely. There are other definitions but they all seem to be subsets of these two.
Merriam Webster Online defines it as:
extending indefinitely : endless
immeasurably or inconceivably great or extensive : inexhaustible
3: subject to no limitation or external determination
4a : extending beyond, lying beyond, or being greater than any preassigned finite value however large <infinite number of positive numbers>
extending to infinity
c : characterized by an infinite number of elements or terms <an infinite set> <an infinite series>
Anyway. Lots of ways to go. Here are two.
First lets look at space. The final frontier.
Now that Voyager 1 has broken out of the solar system our species is getting its first real taste of the infinite size of space.
The moon is 384,400 km away – give or take where it is in its monthly cycle. Voyager 1 at the moment I type this is 18,871,155,000 km away and has barely left the solar system. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory
has a really cool real-time odometer here
that tracks Voyager 1 and Voyager 2
I took this photograph in Wellfleet this past summer.
I went to visit 5Pointz today before they tear it down for high-rise apartments. I found this which I believe represents another infinite cycle – the food chain.
Now here are some other ways of looking at the subject.