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    I read somewhere that it is virutally, economically impossible to do deep space travel because for example what i read said
    to travel to pluto, for a spaceship to support human beings, it would use the same amount of energy that new york city consumes in 100 years. Unless we can somehow make anti-matter possible on this big a scale, or make better use of ion propulsion, i think it will never happen. It just costs too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aceofbass
    I read somewhere that it is virutally, economically impossible to do deep space travel because for example what i read said
    to travel to pluto, for a spaceship to support human beings, it would use the same amount of energy that new york city consumes in 100 years. Unless we can somehow make anti-matter possible on this big a scale, or make better use of ion propulsion, i think it will never happen. It just costs too much.
    That amount of power seems to high. I'm only saying this because probes have been sent to Pluto before. While there is some matter in space, I don't think there is enough to slow down any object. So a large spacecraft would travel at the same speed (roughly) and take the same power (roughly) as a small spacecraft. The biggest concern would be electricity, air, food, and water to feed a lot of people (and probably animals) for 9 years.

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    I love this thread.

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    Anyone interested in this thread (anyone who hasn't already done so, at least) should buy themselves a copy of "Cosmos" by Carl Sagan. Although it was written some time ago, it answers a lot of the questions you're all asking and addresses such issues as non-carbon based life forms and the possibility of life on other planets. Amazing book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoopla
    Anyone interested in this thread (anyone who hasn't already done so, at least) should buy themselves a copy of "Cosmos" by Carl Sagan. Although it was written some time ago, it answers a lot of the questions you're all asking and addresses such issues as non-carbon based life forms and the possibility of life on other planets. Amazing book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoopla
    Anyone interested in this thread (anyone who hasn't already done so, at least) should buy themselves a copy of "Cosmos" by Carl Sagan. Although it was written some time ago, it answers a lot of the questions you're all asking and addresses such issues as non-carbon based life forms and the possibility of life on other planets. Amazing book.

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    Wtf?

    How much time does that take to add that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadow
    Some day Antares will make for a damned nice black hole.
    i don't think those types of stars create black holes. only neutrons or white dwarfs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catzhernandez
    Wtf?

    How much time does that take to add that?
    I think he just has it saved and pastes it in everytime.

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    The Carl Sagan reference made me think of Music of the Cosmos. I didn't know of it or Carl Sagan until the Nardwuar interview of N.E.R.D. was posted on ISH. Really beautiful music.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJLc6...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSZ55X3X4pk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0QQJ...eature=related
    Last edited by Jailblazers7; 03-27-2009 at 01:32 AM.

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    Mother****in Carl Sagan

    Got this for Christmas:
    http://www.amazon.com/Cosmos-Carl-Sa.../dp/B000055ZOB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Take Your Lumps
    Mother****in Carl Sagan

    Got this for Christmas:
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    Good ****.

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