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oh and as for travel, if einstien were correct, there is no feasible way to travel to any other systems,
Originally posted by yeti101
sure there is but you just cant travel at the speed of light, realistically we could acheive 1/10th light speed
Realistically? I dont think we can be the judge of that: We dont even HAVE any decent spacecrafts yet and at the rate NASA is flushing money down the drain without accomplishing anything, we wont see any in the next 100 years.
Originally posted by TheHypnoToad
There was a really good show on the History Channel... I think Monday night... about the discovery of new planets, including an earth-like planet.
They were explaining what would make a planet a hospitable environment for life, and one example they showed was that of a planet that was orbiting a pulsar. The guy was saying that if you were on that planet, there would be so much radiation that you would die. I couldn't help but wonder if maybe something could live in an environment like that. Of course it wouldn't be a form of life anything like us, if that's the case.
Discussion of what would support life is always kind of limited, I think. I mean, just because a planet might not support human life (or other earth creatures) doesn't mean that it's not possible. I mean, haven't we found little organisms and creatures that can live inside of ice? Or in acidic conditions? In those burning hot springs?
Just a thought. Really interesting program, though.