Is it possible that atoms are tiny universes with little planets orbiting them with microscopic beings?
little beings we can't detect who are looking at us with telescopes the same way we look at our universe? and is it possible everything that exists is like an infinite Russian doll and our universe is also an atom or particle in an infinitely small and infinitely big reality?
- Jeffrey KLv 66 months ago
No. Laws of quantum mechanics apply to atoms and subatomic particles but not to the solar system and galaxies. They are very different things operating under diffetent physics.
- YKhanLv 76 months ago
The old picture of the electrons orbiting around the nucleus like planets orbiting around a Sun were already out of date by the 1920's. They just kept that picture around to represent radioactivity because it was such a popular picture.
In reality today, the more accurate picture of the electron is as a cloud "smeared" all around the nucleus.
- Tom SLv 76 months ago
There are no "orbits" at the atomic scale, electrons are not solid particles of matter, so no.
- MARKLv 76 months ago
No! Plus physics has moved a long way from viewing the structure of atoms being even remotely like that.
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- SharonLv 66 months ago
popular concept in SF stories 90-100 years ago, but too well known today to be physically impossible for such stories
- CarolOklaNolaLv 76 months ago
Yes, it is possible, but HOW do you PROVE IT? This is NOT a unique idea. BTW, the solar system model of the atom is wrong and outdated by 100 years. Electron orbitals don't work like planetary orbits.
- Anonymous6 months ago
is it possible you are smoking pot ?
- daniel gLv 76 months ago
I once pictured the same thing, funny all structures seem similar. An atom to our solar system, to our galaxy.
The laws of physics have no size barriers.
A movie with a. Cool notion was the cat wearing a galaxy ,, Men in black I think, then to see our galaxy the same only larger.
- ?Lv 66 months ago
The only problem with that is that atoms bond strongly with other atoms. If whatever their macro representation is in our universe had a bond with another one, the result would be pretty catastrophic.
-- that and atoms don't behave exactly with the laws of physics, which is why we have quantum physics.
If something lives on those little things, they definitely don't live in the same way we do. Additionally, they would need something that would help them conduct electricity in their brains. That creates a different level of complications for something sub-atomic.
- KennyBLv 76 months ago
The atom has a nucleus - the dimensions (and densities) of the universe do not support an analogy beyond "orbits". So, no - it is not possible.