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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:05 pm    Post subject: Pluto Watch Reply with quote

Well, it's something to keep our minds off our own beleaguered planet.



http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/the-icy-mountains-of-pluto
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When that space craft left earth we were still in the first oil price run up, before the 2008 crash.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose the retirement age on Pluto is 6.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dunno what all the fuss is about. Very Happy


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing images though, it's pretty damn cool that us apes can do this.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are saved!!! We've found another earth like planet and it's only 1400 light years away. The planet is bigger than earth and about a billion years older. At our rate of technological progress we could be there in 1400 light years!! On the other hand, being that much older, they've probably burnt all their fossil fuels by now so not much reason to go there. Sad

Oh! well. Let's keep on looking then.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone hasn't seen "Interstellar", it's worth a watch...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:
We are saved!!! We've found another earth like planet and it's only 1400 light years away. The planet is bigger than earth and about a billion years older. At our rate of technological progress we could be there in 1400 light years!! On the other hand, being that much older, they've probably burnt all their fossil fuels by now so not much reason to go there. Sad

Oh! well. Let's keep on looking then.

On the other hand, perhaps it's always been uninhabited.

Hurray! Somewhere else mankind can go and **** ** Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:
we could be there in 1400 light years!


AFAIAA, a light year is a measure of distance, not time. Just saying', like. Laughing

I think what you mean is, "We could be there in 1,400 years, if we could travel at the speed of light."
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you could accelerate a space ship at the rate of 1G (earth's gravity)
it would take one year to reach the speed of light, and one year to slow down again. That would add less than 2 years to the journey time, and would
provide gravity for the first and last year of the journey, and due to relativistic effects, you would not have aged very much.

All you need is lots and lots of energy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

emordnilap wrote:
kenneal - lagger wrote:
we could be there in 1400 light years!


AFAIAA, a light year is a measure of distance, not time. Just saying', like. Laughing

I think what you mean is, "We could be there in 1,400 years, if we could travel at the speed of light."


I did think about that EM, but I left it in to reflect the general ignorance of those who hold these views!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good man.
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