Is there only one Galaxy?

What an odd question, isn’t it? “Is there only one galaxy?”

Your first thoughts – “No.”

But, what if it were possible? For a long time, science fiction has brought us shows and video games of space travelers moving at faster than light (FTL) speeds, traveling from planet to planet. But – for the most part – all of it has been within the same galaxy. The galaxy is so large that even at 100 times the speed of light, it would take human beings thousands of years to explore even the most fundamental portions of the Milky Way Galaxy.

So – with NASA having shown pictures of so many galaxies out there, could we ever explore them all? Or, are there more than just the one you’re in right now?

Think about the universe, light, gravity, rotation, and the shape of the universe you’re living in. Scientists report 100 billion to 200 billion galaxies (at the current moment). Ever wonder why galaxies seem so far away? Ever wonder why it seems that galaxies share a common trait in appearance? Perhaps the answer is as simple as “smoke and mirrors.”


There is no “video” of distant galaxies, only single shots. And, those galaxies are always moving around. But, let’s put ourselves 100 million light years from Earth, looking back toward the Milky Way galaxy – what would we see? If we were stationary, we’d see the Milky way moving around us like stars at night. But, depending on our position, rotation, and physical movement, we might see a series of images, one after another, showing us what may seem like different galaxies – but could be only one. This idea – or the idea that the universe may be a hologram – is actually shared by scientists at the highest levels working on proving what may be a very, plausible theory. The fact that light is so easily affected by gravity and heat means that it could literally bend around the sun and a single object could literally be seen from multiple angles.


If the Universe were, in fact, a very small, circular object, what appears to be other galaxies moving around this one are actually just mirror images of the Milky Way galaxy at different times in its evolution. If the Universe had a more rigid structure, say, like a tetrahedron – then the images we see are reflections of the milky way galaxy, at multiple sides, at one time, being reflected at a single point and would appear like millions – or billions – and at odd angles to one another (just like those seen by NASA)!


Does this possibility take away at all from the idea of exploring the universe? Of course, not. Consider the ongoing voyages of the Enterprise (should our society ever live long enough to reach such a reality). The Milky Way is a really, really, big place.

And, why should the universe be so large? There’s nothing for us to base that theory upon. Billions of stars can fit inside a very tightly nit ball (depending on which stars are reflections and which are actually stars. And, why would God create only one species and such a vast place for them – especially if they’ll never reach it? Why would human beings be favored among others – unless there were few to no others.


Now — there are still hundreds of thousands of planets and millions of stars. There are still millions of light years separating us from one another. But, the illusion of the the universe and multiple galaxies is literally defiant of the reality of our space. Even if an object within a hundred thousand miles of Earth were to explode – the chances that any debris would hit the planet shrinks exponentially with every foot based on the lack of motive force after X distance, the micro-variations in the cosmos that would affect its trajectory, and the infinite 360 degrees of possible directions it could take. Chance and chaos theory would eliminate the possibility down to the smallest portion of the smallest fraction – and yet – the Earth is struck constantly by extra-terrestrial objects. The following image illustrates an “action photo” and how and why it’s possible to see a single object at multiple places.

onegalaxyAnd, if life really is only the temporal illusion that we’re living in while being tested – any good programmer will tell you that the more you pack into a small space, the harder the load on the processor. Otherwise, you’d end up with some real ‘oopses’, in the programming code, such as objects being out of place, ghosts, physics anomalies,  oddities happening around the planet without explanation, and other phenomenon that could bring the whole illusion down (you know – like the kind that happen already?)!

holographicuniversemon811Heck – if you watch the stars long enough, you’d notice a very unique pattern in the sky – triangles, specifically, isosceles triangles. Of all the patterns and shapes readily available, the triangle is the only one that’s persistent. Yes – you can draw lines throughout the stars and make a few constellations – but there are no perfect squares, circles, octagons or anything else. But, there are triangles – just like a mirror reflecting a single object at 3 equilateral points in a series of interconnected flat planes … like a 3 dimensional tetrahedron (or something similar).

This theory – this idea – goes along way to explaining why we can see back in time. After all – seeing a star 100 million light years away is seeing “backward” in time (even if only proverbially). On the other hand – if the illusion theory is true and the one-galaxy theory is true – are we seeing behind … or are we seeing ahead?

But, what if there was only one galaxy and one universe and many different ways to look in on it? What then? Do we give up on space? The idea of a singular universe with the option to see the beginning and the end through mirrored reflections opens up all new realms of possibilities. The Milky Way itself is huge and our endeavors to see our Universe would suddenly be that much closer! And – what a great, new mystery: Why the walled universe? Why the singular galaxy?

Why humans?

So – the next time you see billions of stars in the sky, some farther away than others – ask yourself – which ones are real? Draw your triangle shapes and see exactly what I’m discussing. Think about why scientists can supposedly see the “edge” of the universe due to a heavy, radio-wave border around us (based on the big bang theory), if the whole of the universe is supposedly so big (after all, do you really think that teeny-tiny humans have already mastered the ability to see to infinity but can’t make a pizza healthy?). If the Universe is not so big – then do you play a more important role? Should you be doing more? And – doesn’t life suddenly become that much more precious (not to mention, cool)?

Reality is an illusion, the Universe is a hologram, buy gold!


3 thoughts on “Is there only one Galaxy?

  1. This is possible, however some base assumptions must change from the normal ones given.

    1. Distance can not be based completely on travel time because space time may not be “almost” flat.
    It may be possible that the universe has a self balance which causes the distances to a galaxy
    to very. In other words the light travel from our past is in orbit around us and passes through our galaxy on a regular interval.

    2. Depending on how many “views” we have of the original galaxy this could get very complicated but if I had to guess I would say similarities between the light paths would cause additional restraints. In other words there would be an orbit light path for each set of galaxy images.

    3. Distortion may also occur and make galaxies appear different then they truly are especially when
    two galaxies appear to be dividing or on top one one another. This effect would be seen in the case where a light stream would leave the parent galaxy directly in line with one entering the Galaxy. It may be possible to have one galaxy appearing to interfere with another galaxy but they could be defined to be physically separated by a red shift distance to great for this to be due to gravitational forces.

    4. A galaxy such as Andromeda is close enough that it may have some of the same “stars” or satellite galaxies we have, however time will have passed for both. These may be used to give proof.

    5. A dwarf galaxy may be the result of an interference in our own galaxy from a very dense mass.
    It is also possible we may have a satellite galaxy.

    This is an interesting assumption.

    If the number of stars ( not light in general ) from Andromeda could be estimated or if a specific star cluster which is not “separating” could be identified and aged appropriately…

    This may be tested.

    If this were proven to be true it would reduce the size of our universe tremendously.
    We would only be one galaxy.



  2. Duane: I like that thought. However, to be careful (for me), even if the Andromeda galaxy were a separate entity entirely from the Milky Way, there are still an incredibly large number of iterations to be considered that still need evaluated (ie. are there only 1000 galaxies in the same tetrahedral mirror matrix appearing as 200 billion?).

    I would also add that it might be helpful under this same experimental pretense to have a better account of the historical shape and design of the Solar system itself (even though we would be looking at the galaxy level). I did a post a while back on a possible deviation from the original design of this Solar system based on some modern, contextual infrastructure ( whereby the Earth would not even be present. That would also contribute to the significant variations we see in other planetary systems.

    I think another invaluable contributory factor would be the gravitational forces present. Not only would this be a valid representation of the alignment of the stars (and would shift accordingly to the appearance/disappearance of those stars and could be tested under the same principals that the Pioneer satellite path deviation has been calculated using the Sun as a gravitational contributor), it would also identify the location of black holes and how those gravitational forces interact with one another.

    The reason I chose the picture of the multifaceted cube was also to identify that at different times of expansion of the Universe, the gravitational forces could operate in a form of layers (depending on the rate and method of expansion, of course), creating a tiered element that both adds to the distortion and fundamentally creates the appearance of galaxies “stretching out” from their current position.

    I would like to especially thank you for the Andromeda addition as it further identifies the problem with viewing the Universe with the Milky Way galaxy at the center (my interpretation only … sorry, I don’t want to misinterpret anything you’ve said). Viewing the Solar system with the Earth at the center gave early scientists a terribly incorrect view of how the universe worked. The same would hold true if we look at the Universe solely from the perspective of the Milky Way galaxy as if we remained stationary and the Universe spun around us. By stepping outside that threshold, we will gain a much deeper understanding! Here’s to science!!


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