2words1finger: Seeing as that we currently can't get humans any farther out into space than a couple hundred miles, I don't really see the point. It's not like we're ever going to get to this planet, so who cares? All the money they're spending on BS programs like this could be put to much better use developing useful technologies like sustainable energy or better farming techniques to help feed the hundreds of millions of starving people in the world. Cosmology is nothing but a sunk cost. Paying for a bunch of pasty nerds to stare at the stars and fantasize about a bunch of Star Trek bullshiat serves no practical purpose for humanity. I seriously do not understand why we waste money on stuff like this.
Malivon: kimwim: So with our present technology, solar sails, radiaoactivaty, the whole thing: how many generations would it take us to get there?We wouldn't make it.Genetically speaking of course.We'd need a ship large enough to sustain the population and a population that would ultimately be sustaining (both in number, but also in diversity).
kimwim: So with our present technology, solar sails, radiaoactivaty, the whole thing: how many generations would it take us to get there?
Theory Of Null: That planet holds the answer to life the universe and everything
TheHighlandHowler: kimwim: So with our present technology, solar sails, radiaoactivaty, the whole thing: how many generations would it take us to get there?~700,000 years
Elzar: 7 times as large as the earth - I don't think you fools understand the gravity of this situation...
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