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ghostbongweedofthesamurai: heyreallygiger: ghostbongweedofthesamurai: “wishing upon a&# [Jul. 26th, 2014|07:54 pm]




“wishing upon a star” is perfectly true and scientifically valid, except that wishes are limited by the speed of light like everything else, so picking any random star will see you long since dead by the time the wish makes it back to you. that being said if you have a star chart and dont mind waiting 8-10 years you should go hog wild

whats the rule for planets. can i wish upon a mars


this is the astronomical explanation for that song that goes “can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars, i could really use a wish right now”

the narrator needs a wish to come true right now, and wants a wish target that would make the light-speed turn-around time as quick as possible

any object can be “wished upon” but high-energy sources like stars are generally your best bet to get a wish to stick. wish success also scales depending on the size and output of a given star; i.e. a quasar vs. a gas giant or rocky planet.

wishes aimed at solid surfaces display reflective properties in much the same way as other frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum, which can be taken advantage of (“bouncing” a wish off the moon toward a closer, more powerful star below the earth’s horizon, etc)

wishing on the sun is possible but not recommended in accordance with the “genie’s gambit” law of reciprocal irony

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