The Amazing Things That Happen Across Space Every Time We Blink
by Ashley Dreiling
Blinking is something our body does automatically, but did you know that in the .25 seconds it takes to blink, 300 stars will explode, 15,000 stars will be born, 15 million rogue planets will form, 30 new black holes will appear.
In fact, humans blink 650 million times over the course of an average lifetime. That means 195 trillion stars will explode during those small moments when you blink.
How can all of this happen in such a short time period? Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity asserts that time is like a river, ebbing and flowing depending on the effects of gravity and space-time. Time speeds up and slows down around bodies with different masses and velocities. Therefore, one second on Earth is not the same length of time everywhere in the universe.
Maybe it’ll make you think… the next time you blink.