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Originally posted by dariousg
Very cool find for sure.
The biggest point to all of this is simply that we know so little about things that it just amazes me how people will write off the idea of 'intelligent' non-terrestrial life being close enough to us to reach us via flight.
Sure, 10.5 light years is still quite a ways away but technically it is MUCH closer than any other similar solar system has been thought to exist. If a race could have developed speed of light travel that is simply a 21 year round trip. A long time but still fairly short compared to what we have been lead to believe before.
There is intelligent life out there. Most likely the numbers will say thousands of various intelligent species if not millions.
Originally posted by mopusvindictus
reply to post by duffster
How do you clean up a bedroom with 30 people partying in it?
There is nothing wrong with US as a species or with the planet Earth that making the appropriate amount of room for all to live in good conditions and have self respect and freedom wouldn't fix instantly
Originally posted by Ferengi
This is great, how far off are we from Hypersonic flight? How far off is that from the speed of light? And how long would 10.5LY take with Hypersonic speed?
[edit on 28-10-2008 by Ferengi]