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Posted 6/6/07
Hey everyone!!how's everythin goin?hopefully y'all doin ok

First, I'm sorry if somebody has started this topic before, hopefully don't. I believe this is very interesting and yeah just wanna know ur opinion, that's all

Have anyone of u heard about the new galaxy that has been found lately?It is 20 light years away. This galaxy also have sun and other planets like our galaxy. The interesting one is one of the planets have similarities with our earth(got same climate, water, nice temperature, and gravity). This planet discovered by European astronomers and they called it, Gliese 581c. However, we still don't know what kind of live or environment there, It may have aliens or may not. For more info you guys can read this article:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/technology/technology.html?in_page_id=1965&in_article_id=450467

So, tell me what do u guys think?Is it possible for us to migrate there someday or maybe we should just believe that Mars is better?Well,all I can say that our earth is dying and I believe nobody wants that, right..?! We just do some prevention here.
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..20 light years... we can never go as fast as light. So to get there...we will waste most of our lives... whats the point again?
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If that was to happen it would be a very very very very very long time from now. The best we've done is sent a man to the moon.
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20 light years... we can never go as fast as light. So to get there...we will waste most of our lives... whats the point again?



What's the point u said?..hmm i guess u don't read the article. I know that it takes a long time to go there but it doesn't mean that it's impossible, right?if 60-70 years ago, we said it is impossiblle to go the moon or even mars, why now we shld say that it is impossible to go to this planet. just some thoughts here.
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Because the moon is reachable within our time. 20 LIGHT YEARS as determined by physics now... seems quite impossible. We don't know what happens if we can travel that fast, but I pretty much guarantee that even if we travel at 1/10 the speed of light, we will still be dead by the time we reach it.
Posted 6/6/07
I'm just... kind of confused about why the article mentions that:


It's got the same climate as Earth, plus water and gravity.

(boldface mine)

Um... Is gravity rare when it comes to massive bodies?
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comparing going to mars and something 20 light years away is astronomically different. We will not achieve this in our lifetime or the next.

But someday in the far future of humanity , i think it's possible. and by the time we get there inhabitants of that planet will probably destroy us.
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You watch too much sci-fi. It will never happen. Maybe a few people will get there in a few hundred thousand years, but an exodus of mankind? The fuel requirement alone makes it impossible...

That's cool though!
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Posted 6/6/07

Cordivine wrote:

I'm just... kind of confused about why the article mentions that:


It's got the same climate as Earth, plus water and gravity.

(boldface mine)

Um... Is gravity rare when it comes to massive bodies?


That only means the planet has the same mass and size of earth.
Posted 6/6/07
^ Oh, I see now. Thanks!
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Uhh....who told you the planet is dying? Seriously, the planet is *not* dying. There is no proof of this as far as I know, and remember, even if the human race die out, that dosen't mean the 'planet' dies. Our planet is stable. It is true that one day our sun will die, (though not for a few billion years) meaning all life in our solar system will die with it, but that's thinking ahead a little too far.
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It'll be funny if some random rich guy just stuck a massive mirror in space to fool those scientists >_<

Plus, I think there's a massive chance of life on that planet if it's inhabitatable.
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Unless we can utilize wormholes, I don't recommend lightspeed travel because time dilates at that speed.
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yb1j3 wrote:

20 light years... we can never go as fast as light. So to get there...we will waste most of our lives... whats the point again?



What's the point u said?..hmm i guess u don't read the article. I know that it takes a long time to go there but it doesn't mean that it's impossible, right?if 60-70 years ago, we said it is impossiblle to go the moon or even mars, why now we shld say that it is impossible to go to this planet. just some thoughts here.


I agree with happyxix... you're underestimating what a light year is. That's the distance travelled by light in a vacuum in a year... and light travels at around 3,000,000 metres/second... even if we could fabricate a ship that could withstain such tremendous speed, our bodies probably couldn't...
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yb1j3 wrote:

Have anyone of u heard about the new galaxy that has been found lately?It is 20 light years away. This galaxy also have sun and other planets like our galaxy. The interesting one is one of the planets have similarities with our earth(got same climate, water, nice temperature, and gravity). This planet discovered by European astronomers and they called it, Gliese 581c. However, we still don't know what kind of live or environment there, It may have aliens or may not. For more info you guys can read this article:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/technology/technology.html?in_page_id=1965&in_article_id=450467

So, tell me what do u guys think?Is it possible for us to migrate there someday or maybe we should just believe that Mars is better?Well,all I can say that our earth is dying and I believe nobody wants that, right..?! We just do some prevention here.


You mean solar system, not galaxy...The closest galaxy is the Andromeda galaxy (I believe) and it is several hundred thousand light years away.

Now, I will say this about space travel...It is very possible, even with our current technology level to travel 20 light years to settle a new planet that is similar to Earth. "How so?" some might wonder...Well it is quite simple actually. It is called a generation ship. Generation ships are not just things of mid-20th century science fiction novels, but also things that have been seriously looked at by NASA and other space agencies. Simply put, it is a massive ship that is propelled at sub-light speeds by "conventional" means. It would be the home for generations of humans (the children and grandchildren of the original 500-1000 passengers) and would be a self-sustaining ecosphere. Likely it would be powered by a very efficient large-scale fission reactor and propelled by either ion engines or maybe even solar sails...Namely something that could gradually get the ship to achieve a velocity that would achieve speeds that are only eclipsed by that of light...All of this and more is possible now and the future will only make such an endeavor even more possible. But there is one little problem. The technology to achieve such a goal is a reality, but the will to pay the immense amount of money that would be required to undertake such an endeavor is far from reality. Simply, as of now and probably the next 50-100 years it is just to costly of a project for the level of desire...
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