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2022 April 24
Split the Universe
NASA, Erwin Schrödinger’s cat
Just now, before you hit the button, two future universes are possible.
After pressing the button, though, you will live in only one.
A real-web version of the famous
Schrödinger’s cat experiment
clicking the red button in the
featured astronaut image should transform that image into
a picture of the same astronaut holding one of two cats — one living, or one dead.
The timing of your click, combined with the
wiring of your brain and the millisecond timing of your device, will all conspire together to create a
result dominated, potentially, by the
randomness of quantum mechanics.
Tomorrow’s picture: great carina
Authors & editors:
Jerry Bonnell (UMCP)
NASA Official: Phillip Newman
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