posted on Jun, 6 2008 @ 04:18 AM
NASA have an EPOXI mission in which they are sending a deep impact space craft to another red dwarf, GJ436, 32 light years away as it has a planet,
possibly more than 1, about the size of Neptune.
I guess the jest of this mission is to find other earth like planets. But this place is 32 light years away. So when do we find out what is there
LOL... Well i hope i am reincarnated to find out. Isn't this a little daft? i mean, 32 light years away.
So, at Mach 25, for example, it would take that craft 40, 000 years to travel ONE light year!!! Why bother? I reckon in a hundred years or sooner we
will be able to travel a lot faster so why spend all that money? Yeahhh so we can explore Hartley 2. So that would mean at Mach 25 it would take
approximately 1.28 million years. I DON'T want to still be on pension when this happens!!
Why not use that money in a better way? How? Hell i don't know - there are so many ideas - choose one. If it could get there in 5 or ten years, a
different stroty all together. But i recon if it doesn't make it in 100 years it will be forgotten about LOL
[edit on 6/6/2008 by shearder]