Sunday, October 16, 2011

Cosmological Vortex

If you are wondering what the title of this blog post means, you are not alone! When Mommy and the boys were talking in the car on the way home from church today, our conversation turned to the planets and solar systems. Parker talked about how Pluto is really a dwarf planet. And somewhere in the midst of the discussion he threw out the following phrase very casually in a sentence...."cosmological vortex." Mommy was so stunned she almost had to pull the car over. She missed how he used it in context in the sentence and it took us a while of talking to him before he would give us a definition again (he gets so shy when you ask pointed questions). On our second trip home from Belleview Church today after charge conference, he explained that a cosmological vortex is kind of like a black hole that things get sucked into and the particular instance he was talking about was something to do the effect of gravitational forces if a dwarf sun were to get to close to our sun. We haven't "googled" it yet to check it out, but good grief - if he's even anywhere close, Mommy and Daddy are way out of their league in the realm of science knowledge. And he's only 7.

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