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Post Reply The Universe is big. Like, REALLY big.
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Posted 11/2/14 , edited 11/2/14

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Oh come on, I would love to do this another 6,771 more times to see what's past Pluto. I was able to watch maybe the second half of Log Horizon, and finished Karen Senki, and stopping to read the words in my peripheral vision.



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The Big Bang expanded space faster than the speed of light though. Much, much, much faster. The light-speed limit only applies within space so the warp drive can combine the movements of space behind you with your own speed to move faster than light without breaking any laws. This was thought to be nigh-impossible since it was calculated to take energy equivalent to Jupiter's mass but scientists have recently figured out how to dramatically reduce this to the value of a small spaceship by altering the shape of how space would be bent.

This is off the wall but if we can conjure up some sorcery of keeping our consciousness to the matter, we can just quantum teleport there with quantum entanglement.

Did the aliens ever build faster-than-light-speed travel though? If they did(seems possible in our future), then they should have been able to visit us... but we haven't sighted them so that's saying something. I don't think the reason why aliens haven't visited us is because of speed problems.



Honestly though, I would be more impressed if all that space wasn't empty. It just seems to be a gigantic waste to me.


Fair enough. I have a friend here who just mentioned the same thing to me, adding that thanks to relativity, a trip taken at the speed of light would be shorter to the individual taking the trip than it would be for anyone else who is still moving at normal speeds. He also pointed out the possibility of an alien visit from the planets in our galaxy. Taken from Wikipedia: According to astronomers' reports based on the Kepler space mission data, there could be as many as 40 billion Earth-sized planets orbiting in the habitable zones of Sun-like stars and red dwarfs in the Milky Way Galaxy.

IIRC, Bill Bryson also pointed out that even given the possibility that there have existed, currently exist, or will exist intelligent lifeforms on other planets in our galaxy, the chances that they exist at the same time we do as well as the chances that they noticed us and rushed over to meet us during our relative "blink" of existence are still very slim.
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I quit at "lets try a few metaphors anyway".
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RedExodus wrote:

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Honestly though, I would be more impressed if all that space wasn't empty. It just seems to be a gigantic waste to me.


I don't know about empty.. while space is indeed huge, there are over 70 sextillion stars estimated to be in the universe.

That would be:

70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars! Then there are planets, asteroids, and nebula, oh my.

Another thing of interest given the discussion of life on other planets is the Drake Equation. While it's a bit dated, I think Carl Sagan does a good job explaining it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlikCebQSlY
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SilentDrifter wrote:

Oh come on, I would love to do this another 6,771 more times to see what's past Pluto. I was able to watch maybe the second half of Log Horizon, and finished Karen Senki, and stopping to read the words in my peripheral vision.



Dual monitors? Yup, dual monitors.


My friend built a gaming PC, and is triple monitoring. I think that's what we need to do.
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Posted 11/2/14 , edited 11/2/14

SilentDrifter wrote:


Dubnoman wrote:


SilentDrifter wrote:

Oh come on, I would love to do this another 6,771 more times to see what's past Pluto. I was able to watch maybe the second half of Log Horizon, and finished Karen Senki, and stopping to read the words in my peripheral vision.



Dual monitors? Yup, dual monitors.


My friend built a gaming PC, and is triple monitoring. I think that's what we need to do.



1. Build sweet gaming PC with triple monitor set-up
2. Go on gaming binge with many of those sweet games you bought on Steam.
3. ?????????????????
4. Emerge from your room 3 years later
Posted 11/2/14
Nooooo. I can't think about this. I'm not able to wrap my mind around how huge the universe is.. Gives me a headache like always.
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All I have to say is, what a waste of space
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All I have to say is, what a waste of space


it would be a waste to have machines in space, humans feel like a great contamination even in insignificant proportion lol.
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pandrasb wrote:

All I have to say is, what a waste of space


it would be a waste to have machines in space, humans feel like a great contamination even in insignificant proportion lol.


We don't have enough mats to pollute anything in space, maybe orbit but not outer space

Reminds me of the black knight satellite
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Well, I have read that scientists are currently searching for the missing 96% of the universe.
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oddly enough, we humans could have launched battleship sized spaceships back in the '70's. only catch? nuclear explosion propulsion, 1 a second. an est 10 poeple would have died from the fallout each launch. suddenly, the Sidonia does not look so far fetched. est put it at .3 to .5 lightspeed max.
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That link was awesome. I'm both fascinated and intimidated by the universe, hell I even believe in aliens. So many colours and interesting things go on in space. I think it's a shame that, when I went, my school managed to make the whole thing seem dull, because it simply isn't.
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That link was awesome. I'm both fascinated and intimidated by the universe, hell I even believe in aliens. So many colours and interesting things go on in space. I think it's a shame that, when I went, my school managed to make the whole thing seem dull, because it simply isn't.


When you went to space or to school?
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BLACKOUTMK2 wrote:

That link was awesome. I'm both fascinated and intimidated by the universe, hell I even believe in aliens. So many colours and interesting things go on in space. I think it's a shame that, when I went, my school managed to make the whole thing seem dull, because it simply isn't.


When you went to space or to school? ;)


I think I made it obvious that I meant space :p
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