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Photon Life Story
PHOTON LIFE STORY
Deep in the churning bowels of fury that
formed the center of an old galaxy, a photon was
twisted into being from the torture of plasma debris.
Other photons were absorbed by atoms and spit out
again, but this photon was so energetic with such a
high frequency that atoms did not absorb it. It was a
high energy gamma-ray photon.
Most photons bounced around in the star for
years before finding a way out but after only a few
days, this new photon found the edge of its star
of birth and its path straightened, free of interfering
forces for the first time. It sped away at its natural
speed of light, slowed only slightly by the pull of the
huge star's gravity.
Sometimes, as it wandered through space for
billions of years, the photon passed other photons.
Most of these were low in frequency and so were
not energetic enough to bother this photon at all.
But, once every few billion years or so, another
photon of great energy passed close enough to bend
this photon's path.
Then, one instant billions of years after its
birth, this photon passed almost dead center through
another gamma-ray photon. The bending of paths
caused by the high energy fields of both photons
curled each into a loop so tight that they passed
right through themselves.
Immediately after the encounter, this photon
began to unfurl toward a straight line again, because
its unbalanced field provided only half the force
needed to sustain the bend that created the
unbalanced field. On its way to a straight line the
photon unfurled through its own fields. Its forward
end began to feel the in-phase condition of its
rearward end as it unfurled toward it. Then, there
was a snap of resonance and the power was enough
to keep this photon's path locked in a tight loop.
It spun there, chasing its tail at the speed of
light, a curling cork screw migrating slowly through
space. Spinning thus, it formed a sphere but kept its
magnetic plane curled into a north-south pole that
pointed more toward the direction of movement
than in other directions. This photon had become an
electron. Close by, spinning at the speed of light
and moving slowly away, there was a mirror image
of the electron called a positron that was created in
the same collision.
Electromagnetic fields moved away from the
electron and positron at the speed of light and these
gave birth to photons while the two interferred with
each other. The force of the fields diminished as the
square of the distance away from the electron and
positron. This time their force diminished too fast to
pull the particles together again, but sometimes the
two moved away from each other too slowly and so
were pulled together to anhilate each other and
become photons again.
This electron spun through space for more
billions of years. Because of its unbalanced charge it
felt force fields thrown out by galaxies far away, and
it also felt their tugs of gravity. These fields and
gravity increased the electron's speed. It was finally
moving at almost the speed of light.
Many other electrons and positrons moved
through space, feeling each other's charge.
Sometimes this electron and a positron got caught in
each others grasp, and collided at low speed. Their
opposite fields then unraveled their loops and they
sped away from the collision as free photons again.
Many times this happened over again as
more billions of years went by, and this piece of
energy was an electron, a positron, a photon, then
an electron again. This time, it moved through
space as an electron.
Then, one instant, a positron came by and
force fields collided. Compressed lines of colliding
force in the fields of the electron and positron
spewed out low energy photons, converting their
momentum to energy. As the distance closed, these
spewed out photons grew more and more energetic.
Then there was the most violent instant when
centers of force fields intertwined.
Force of impact curled the paths of spewed-
out photons so tightly that some found their tails
when they were forty two times as massive as the
electron and positron had been. They then locked in
resonance in this massive form. Momentum energy
was thus converted to mass.
But, at forty two times the mass of the
electron, these particles were not stable by
themselves, and many unfurled back to photons,
departing at light speed. One that remained unfurled
around a very massive positively charged piece born
of the positron, and the extra charge gave it more
stability. This massive positron-like particle was
1787 times more massive than the electron.
Finally, one last electron loop about 2.5
times as massive as a normal electron formed,
making four loops in all. A neutron was born, and
close by, vibrating and spinning away, was an anti-
neutron formed out of the same collision debris.
Each neutron's outside shell was 4.7622 x 10-13
meters in diameter. Each was like the other, except
for the sequence of the charged layers.
A normal neutron began around a most
central positive loop, followed by a negative loop,
then another positive loop, and a final negative loop.
This sequence was just the opposite for the anti-
Both the neutron and anti-neutron threw off
their outer shells after a few seconds. They then
became a proton and an anti-proton. The proton
soon picked up an electron and became a hydrogen
It was then a neutral atom, and was no
longer bashed about by force fields, but it did feel
tiny remnants of photon fields. These tiny remnants
were both electric and magnetic, but so weak they
did not react either electrically or magnetically with
particles of mass. All photons did, however, migrate
toward increasing field strength of the electric and
magnetic fields. There was a fixed amount change
amplitude available in space, and the remnant fields
used part of it. Photons in mass and photons free in
space could not reach their full potential because of
this. Their points of maximum amplitude reached
that reduced maximum more rapidly where the
remnant fields were stronger. This caused the
migration toward increasing field strength and
caused the phenomenon of gravity.
After a few billion more years, this atom
found itself among others of its kind. There was a
huge cloud of them, churning around, colliding,
bouncing away, absorbing low energy photons into
themselves and converting their energy into
This cloud grew more dense, squeezing itself
into swirls of hot energetic atoms. Then, one
instant, squeezed into frenzied movement, this
hydrogen atom found itself nudged by a neutron. It
merged right through the neutron's outer shell, and
found itself bound by the force of its number 2 shell,
its number 3 shell, the neutron's number 2 shell, the
neutrons number 3 shell, and the neutron's outer
shell. Added together and their square root taken,
these shells had force equal to that of 10 normal
electrons. It was the strong nuclear interaction.
Shortly after, another proton which had itself
bound with a neutron came crashing in, then others,
some bound with two neutrons crashed in. Helium
atoms were thus formed, and this released photons
which were absorbed by nearby atoms, boiling them
into even more frenzy. Many atoms bound this way
until the massive swirl of hydrogen erupted into a
The star exploded into life with such force
that it blew away the hydrogen gases that were not
near enough to be held tight by its gravity. Some
rocky debris remained close in, however, and these
began to clump together after a few million years.
Churned and bounced in the middle of the
star, the helium atom which was formed of the
proton which was formed of the original photon,
was constantly tormented. It collided with ever
increasing energy with others of its kind. Toward
the end of the life of the star, about ten billion years
after its birth, this torment grew to the point that
helium atoms combined with each other.
But this was not the end. The cycle kept
going until heavier and heavier elements were
formed. Then one instant, there was a gigantic
increase in pressure and many heavy elements fused.
Iron, carbon, and all the elements of nature were
among the products.
This aging star could not survive the stress.
It collapsed upon itself, then blew apart with a shock
wave that carried much of itself out into space. Left
behind was a very dense core that smoldered and
cooled with age.
The original photon was now combined with
others in a carbon atom that drifted away from the
dying star. For billions of years this carbon atom
moved through space, until it was caught up in
another cloud of young hydrogen atoms. Finally,
out of this cloud, another star was born. But this
time, the carbon atom found itself in a rocky clump
of debris ninety three million miles from the center
of star birth.
This carbon atom was among the debris of
the third debris ring from the star. There was
another ring of rocky debris further out, and some
gaseous rings after that.
After a few billion years, these rings
coalesced into planets. A few billion years more and
the forth planet from the star cooled into a water
cycle. This was the temperature that allowed water
to be liquid on its surface.
Life teemed on the water-rich fourth planet,
but on the third planet, this carbon atom simmered in
heat. Liquid rock flowed so hot that there was no
place for life. But, a couple billion years later, the
third planet cooled into its water cycle. This carbon
atom was caught up in life.
First it lived in crawling things, which lived
and died and were eaten by others. This carbon
atom moved through life after life, and age after age
being recycled through birth and death of living
After a couple more billion years, the third
planet cooled till water could only be ice and its
atmosphere grew thin. Life forms ended on the third
planet, but a few billion years later, the second
planet cooled into its water cycle. Life flourished
there for about five billion years.
Then, all was still in the aging star system.
Life was gone and it grew old. Its first death came
with an explosion that spread its debris into space to
create other star systems. Many billions of years
later, its second death came in the center of its aging
Deep in the churning bowels of fury that
formed the center of this old galaxy, a photon was
twisted into being from the carbon plasma gas of this
dying atom. Other photons were absorbed by atoms
and spit out again, but this photon was so energetic
with such a high frequency that atoms did not absorb
it. It was a high-energy gamma-ray photon. It went
on and on and on in this repeating cycle from ever
and ever ago to forever and forever again.
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