Adding on to THIS question
I would like to take this question a bit further, and forgive my ignorance of the details as I have never taken any formal training on such subjects. But it's said that after observation that the photon of light that is observed becomes a particle. Not only that it becomes a particle for the entire length of its journey from source to observation.
This would mean that when we see light from a distant star we are essentially changing the output of that stars light from E/M energy to a particle and that particle has now been in existence for millions of light years as it travels its long journey.
I'm not sure where to get the answer to know if that change in state would affect anything along its path but I was thinking that if it did say fill up space then the expansion of space could be an observation of the consequence of more and more observation of light today changing the light in to photons in the past and thus, well taking up more space and pushing the space outward.
This of course would be observed today as space expanding from what it was before. light that was observed by more and more people changing more an more light in to particles that are millions of years old. So what we see is not necessarily and force from one time causing a movement but instead the butterfly effect of us making changes to the past through observation of light. So to clarify, my question into the few required components for this thought to be real the asks are:
- Does the state of light actually change from electromagnetic waves to a physical particle?
- Does that particle affect the immediate environment around it?
- Does this state of change then become a reality for the entire length of its journey?
- And finally if these questions above are true then wouldn't the effect of adding a all the light we see as space billions of light years in the past cause the viewable universe we see today to be constantly growing and expanding from the additional particles being added?
Thank you for your patience and contribution.