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(Phys Org2)   Planets? In my galactic core? It's more likely than you think   (phys.org) divider line 22
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2012-09-12 07:37:25 AM
I bet the night sky on one of these planets looks amazing
 
2012-09-12 07:41:35 AM
It's time to build a starship.
 
2012-09-12 07:43:51 AM
 
2012-09-12 07:49:21 AM

ourbigdumbmouth: It's time to build a starship.


Why does god need a starship?
 
2012-09-12 07:53:49 AM

ourbigdumbmouth: It's time to build a starship.




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Done.
 
2012-09-12 08:05:28 AM
Yeah, but how many licks does it take to get there?
 
2012-09-12 08:14:53 AM

colonel0sanders: I bet the night sky on one of these planets looks amazing


Yes, but the view would literally kill you. Way too much radiation at the core for life of any sort to exist.
 
2012-09-12 08:27:07 AM

LesserEvil: colonel0sanders: I bet the night sky on one of these planets looks amazing

Yes, but the view would literally kill you. Way too much radiation at the core for life of any sort to exist.


They will have had 6000 years to adapt.
 
2012-09-12 08:35:03 AM
If stars can form there, planets can form there.

ourbigdumbmouth: It's time to build a starship.


The ghost of Eisenhower says "FUND IT!"

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/Altho, even on an Orion, its a hell of a long ride to the galactic core.
 
2012-09-12 08:35:38 AM
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2012-09-12 08:40:52 AM
There must be some incredibly old civilizations out there.
 
2012-09-12 08:53:27 AM

Coelacanth: There must be some incredibly old civilizations out there.


Just a couple thousand years more technologically advanced than ours would be incredible. But until someone masters faster-than-light travel, then we'll never have contact. Sad.
 
2012-09-12 09:06:05 AM

Huggermugger: Coelacanth: There must be some incredibly old civilizations out there.

Just a couple thousand years more technologically advanced than ours would be incredible. But until someone masters faster-than-light travel, then we'll never have contact. Sad.


There are many who believe that we have become advanced enough to know that FTL travel is impossible. I'm in the camp that believes that we don't know enough to be able to say what is or isn't possible. For those who say "but if were possible, someone would have visited us!" Unfortunately, that assumes that we are interesting enough, or unique enough to be worth visiting. I don't think that very likely.
Of course, we may have been visited many times, and just don't know it. After all, bacteria have no knowledge that they are being watched when we look at them through a microscope.
 
2012-09-12 10:32:03 AM
Well, if there's a bright center to the galaxy, then this is the planet that it's farthest from.
 
2012-09-12 10:51:19 AM

BigBooper: Huggermugger: Coelacanth: There must be some incredibly old civilizations out there.

Just a couple thousand years more technologically advanced than ours would be incredible. But until someone masters faster-than-light travel, then we'll never have contact. Sad.

There are many who believe that we have become advanced enough to know that FTL travel is impossible. I'm in the camp that believes that we don't know enough to be able to say what is or isn't possible. For those who say "but if were possible, someone would have visited us!" Unfortunately, that assumes that we are interesting enough, or unique enough to be worth visiting. I don't think that very likely.
Of course, we may have been visited many times, and just don't know it. After all, bacteria have no knowledge that they are being watched when we look at them through a microscope.


I'm in the camp that says any species that can conceive of lawyers can also find the loopholes in the Laws of Physics.
 
2012-09-12 11:40:31 AM
And God, who lives in the center of the galaxy, will want to use your spaceship. Paging Captain Kirk.
 
2012-09-12 12:02:05 PM
Who says E.T. hasn't visited already with absolute certainty? Maybe they visited earlier in our history as a passing exploration mission? We've barely begun to explore space in comparison to the duration of time we've existed as a species. I wouldn't be that surprised if they had passed by, collected some data, and continued on with their intergalactic travels or perhaps just collected data as they were propelled past us and we did not detect them or perhaps humanity did not yet exist.

If it's not just a computer on board taking measurements, I think it's more likely to be A.I. as opposed to organic beings on board. If not A.I., then it would likely be creatures that reached singularity with their computers and could shut down for extended spaceflight and awaken upon a gravitational proximity alert or other change in environment. We would have been significantly more primitive in the time that they'd have been in the area, unless we still are incapable of detecting their technology (which still puts us as being primitive in comparison or perhaps they've explored an aspect of science we haven't yet and use systems we don't look for to detect somewhat like the difference between using A/C and D/C in electricity). It somewhat depends on what point in their technological progress the probe was sent out.

We sent out the Voyager spacecrafts 35 years ago, and they are relatively primitive compared to what we could theoretically sent out for space exploration now, but we as a species have already sent out space probes. I would expect other intelligent civilizations at sufficient technological progress would eventually turn to the universe and want to explore it. The universe is incomprehensibly large and billions of years old though, and it would take time for any civilization to get around in it even if FTL can exist. Life itself may also not be inherently rare, but intelligent civilizations may be. Also, given the age of the universe, tens of thousands or millions of civilizations could have born and died long before we evolved to our current state. A civilization that detected our planet's presence with a probe could well be extinct by now given that there's been 4.54 billion years of Earth existing.

Perhaps other intelligent life knows of our existence and still exists as well, but does not disturb us for the sake of zoological study. Something akin to Star Trek's "Prime Directive" perhaps?

We still don't entirely know about what alternate ways life could arise from altered environments from this solar system. Different chemical compositions of planets soil, planetary mass and atmosphere, their sun's mass, luminosity and age may not prohibit life from forming, but it may not form to be anything like what is on Earth. (Star Trek has always struck me as odd with its essentially humanoid aliens).
 
2012-09-12 12:03:32 PM
Have to get a reaper IFF to get there!
 
2012-09-12 12:19:14 PM
Please...any Star Wars fan knows the Great Hyperspace War for consolidation of the Empress Teta system and the Byss Run prove existance is possible in thay difficult to navigate region.
 
2012-09-12 04:41:50 PM
Just read Ring by Stephen Baxter, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2012-09-12 09:55:37 PM

ohokyeah: Who says E.T. hasn't visited already with absolute certainty? Maybe they visited earlier in our history as a passing exploration mission? We've barely begun to explore space in comparison to the duration of time we've existed as a species. I wouldn't be that surprised if they had passed by, collected some data, and continued on with their intergalactic travels or perhaps just collected data as they were propelled past us and we did not detect them or perhaps humanity did not yet exist.

If it's not just a computer on board taking measurements, I think it's more likely to be A.I. as opposed to organic beings on board. If not A.I., then it would likely be creatures that reached singularity with their computers and could shut down for extended spaceflight and awaken upon a gravitational proximity alert or other change in environment. We would have been significantly more primitive in the time that they'd have been in the area, unless we still are incapable of detecting their technology (which still puts us as being primitive in comparison or perhaps they've explored an aspect of science we haven't yet and use systems we don't look for to detect somewhat like the difference between using A/C and D/C in electricity). It somewhat depends on what point in their technological progress the probe was sent out.

We sent out the Voyager spacecrafts 35 years ago, and they are relatively primitive compared to what we could theoretically sent out for space exploration now, but we as a species have already sent out space probes. I would expect other intelligent civilizations at sufficient technological progress would eventually turn to the universe and want to explore it. The universe is incomprehensibly large and billions of years old though, and it would take time for any civilization to get around in it even if FTL can exist. Life itself may also not be inherently rare, but intelligent civilizations may be. Also, given the age of the universe, tens of thousands or millions of c ...


Or perhaps aliens manipulated us to intelligence and left us to our fate, watching to see if we become worthy of their largesse or if we consume ourselves in a worldwide war with armageddon weapons, sending emissaries from time to time to try to guide us only to have their messages usurped by humans seeking to subjegate others. Nobody else visits us because we're test subjects.

\aliens are god
\\and my hair is a bird
\\\need some damned conditioner or something....
 
2012-09-13 11:49:22 AM
Well, the Collectors have to live somewhere.
 
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