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originally posted by: MichiganSwampBuck
I was under the impression that a number of factors limit our space traveling capabilities. A few of them are fuel, the effects of weightlessness, effects of cosmic radiation, and sub-light speeds.
I propose that a gyroscope like spaceship could solve a few of those problems by generating gravity, limitless electricity and an electromagnetic field as a protective shield. Speed could be increased gradually, however far distances would still take a long time. At least with the other problems solved, super long voyages would be possible even if it took generations.
I don't understand why a craft or a base station with such a design hasn't been built yet. I'm probably oversimplifying the concept or there are obvious problems I don't understand, otherwise it seems like the best way for humans to survive long periods in outer space regardless of how fast they travel.
But this star it only about 1075 light years away, so if we sent a ship there right now, it would only take us... forever... to get there.
originally posted by: Moohide
I'm looking forward to the results of further studies of this planet, exciting times ahead, hopefully. Another job for the James Webb Telescope. Its going to be very busy once it gets up there, pity it will miss the next transit.
Any idea when the next transit is after June 2020?
originally posted by: ArchangelOger
a reply to: Blue Shift
Personally, I don't think there is other life in the universe most believe it is full of life. I simply don't think there is, if so we hand have found it/something by now. Just my thoughts on the matter. Finding another earth like planet is nice and all but as you said, It's far out of our reach at the moment.
originally posted by: Breakthestreak
The problem of elapsed time and lack of gravity could be side stepped when we have Artificial Intelligence.
We create intelligent nannies that are capable of raising humans from birth to the teenage years.
We send a team of them along with vials of human DNA.
The nannies grow the humans and raise the first generation.
From then on, the planet is inhabited by humans.
Forget communication lines etc, the distances are too vast for coherent interplanetary communities.
Just ‘spread the seed’ and let nature, evolution and time do their thing.
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: Blue Shift
Einstein himself came up with ways to bypass it, such as wormholes.