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New Super-Earth Discovered Just 22 Light Years Away

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posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 08:23 AM
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How long would it take to travel there if we used nuclear rocket engines?




posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 09:50 AM
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Originally posted by tallcool1

Originally posted by grey580
You know I've had, for a while now, the nagging suspicion that this whole search for planets is a ruse.
I'm thinking we've known about these planets for a while now. At least the top secret government has.
And that we've been there already in secret.


Really. You honestly think we've been there already? Even if we could travel at the speed of light, which is about 671,000,000 miles per hour, it would still take us 22 years to get there. Even if we could travel at 1 billion miles per hour, it would still take over 10 years.


It would be awesome if somehow, we could create a gaseous device that not only puts us into a hibernation state, but uses the respiratory system to deliver nutrients to our bodies. Place these devices in a zero-g chamber, and all systems go!

If such a thing were possible, getting to a planet would be much simpler.

...Or, we could develop a teleportation device that would render all further flights unnecessary. Since we're on the topic of the "unlikely", might as well mention it.



posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 10:35 AM
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Originally posted by blobby
How long would it take to travel there if we used nuclear rocket engines?


about 200 years
edit on 8-2-2012 by yeti101 because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 10:45 AM
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Originally posted by blobby
How long would it take to travel there if we used nuclear rocket engines?


Hundred years or so.
It would have to be a colony ship, but it could be done.
The article is very defeatist (that the OP linked to)...



posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 10:57 AM
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Originally posted by Starchild23

Originally posted by tallcool1

Originally posted by grey580
You know I've had, for a while now, the nagging suspicion that this whole search for planets is a ruse.
I'm thinking we've known about these planets for a while now. At least the top secret government has.
And that we've been there already in secret.


Really. You honestly think we've been there already? Even if we could travel at the speed of light, which is about 671,000,000 miles per hour, it would still take us 22 years to get there. Even if we could travel at 1 billion miles per hour, it would still take over 10 years.


It would be awesome if somehow, we could create a gaseous device that not only puts us into a hibernation state, but uses the respiratory system to deliver nutrients to our bodies. Place these devices in a zero-g chamber, and all systems go!

If such a thing were possible, getting to a planet would be much simpler.

...Or, we could develop a teleportation device that would render all further flights unnecessary. Since we're on the topic of the "unlikely", might as well mention it.


Teleportation would be sweet. Even if we could only teleport to other places on Earth. Could you imagine having a teleport terminal in your house? Getting to work would take one second instead of over an hour (in my case) and we wouldn't need cars or any other type of gas powered transit systems. Hawaii vacation? Just step into the terminal and one second later you're on the beach.





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