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    So, scientists seem to have found a very interesting neighborhood that might prove to be worth exploring.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/s...smtyp=cur&_r=0

    7 "earth-sized planets" orbiting a dwarf star a mere 40 light years away.

    This could prove to be very interesting.

    Wonder how long before they start booking tours.
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    fascinating, but I could never be that far away from my family
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    fascinating, but I could never be that far away from my family
    Well, since round trip would be a minimum of 80 years, that could be a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    Well, since round trip would be a minimum of 80 years, that could be a problem.
    That's all relative.

    Assuming you start out at the speed of light and quickly return, not all that much older at all, but the Earth you return to and everybody has aged 80yrs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    That's all relative.

    Assuming you start out at the speed of light and quickly return, not all that much older at all, but the Earth you return to and everybody has aged 80yrs.
    Yeah. You grandkids grandkids could have grandkids by the time you get back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    That's all relative.

    Assuming you start out at the speed of light and quickly return, not all that much older at all, but the Earth you return to and everybody has aged 80yrs.
    But you'd have the tiny problem that to be traveling at the speed of light, you'd have to be pure energy. How would you get your mass back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandrin View Post
    But you'd have the tiny problem that to be traveling at the speed of light, you'd have to be pure energy. How would you get your mass back?
    We have two new engines in development, one has been deployed and one is still being tested:
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    Have you calculated the time it would take to reach light speed with the thrust that thing produces?
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    Have you calculated the time it would take to reach light speed with the thrust that thing produces?
    Naah. I have my bets placed on this system:


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