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

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When that space craft left earth we were still in the first oil price run up, before the 2008 crash.
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I suppose the retirement age on Pluto is 6.
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Dunno what all the fuss is about. :D

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Amazing images though, it's pretty damn cool that us apes can do this.
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Post by kenneal - lagger »

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. :(

Oh! well. Let's keep on looking then.
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Post by UndercoverElephant »

If anyone hasn't seen "Interstellar", it's worth a watch...
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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. :(

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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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. :lol:

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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Post by PS_RalphW »

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 :D
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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. :lol:

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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Good man.
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