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Directive 4
April 7th, 2010, 12:38 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/08/sci_nat_enl_1270638271/html/1.stm

ISS makes the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs

steveneddy
April 7th, 2010, 04:42 PM
I jumped to light speed, went ahead in time to read the future of this thread and decided not to post here.

fatality_uk
April 7th, 2010, 04:46 PM
I jumped to light speed, went ahead in time to read the future of this thread and decided not to post here.

That could REALLY hurt my head if I thought too much about it!!! :D

"Um, isn't a parsec a unit of distance, not time?"

wojox
April 7th, 2010, 04:47 PM
Come on light speed is so 80's. All the cool kids are doing FTL Drive (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Battlestar_Galactica_objects#FTL_Drive)

Doctor Mike
April 7th, 2010, 04:49 PM
It depends on gravitation and or space-time curvature effects being mutable. If an object were not bound to the effects of gravitation or inertia, infinite velocity could be attained.

And how serious is your question?

steveneddy
April 7th, 2010, 05:10 PM
And how serious is your question?

:|

Directive 4
April 7th, 2010, 05:16 PM
"Now hang onto your fur…we're going to pop into light speed."

Doctor Mike
April 7th, 2010, 05:21 PM
"Now hang onto your fur…we're going to pop into light speed."Too bad the question could be fun... assuming there was no rapid expansion.

Directive 4
April 7th, 2010, 05:27 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcubierre_drive

i like this one.

Doctor Mike
April 7th, 2010, 05:35 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcubierre_drive

i like this one.No you would never get out of first gear unless you had about a hundred stars in you back pocket. Better off assuming our understanding of gravity is wrong. You'll get more mile to the gallon.

Directive 4
April 7th, 2010, 05:56 PM
yea, not a big fan of mond, of course for completeness all angles should be looked at,

just don't think it's needed to well, explain anything.