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Re: Earth-like planets raise prospects of extra-terrestial life
« Reply #60 on: May 19, 2008, 11:51:19 pm »

Well, you have to factor in time for accelerating and decelerating, too. If you don't decelerate then you'll crash into the planet at 0.80c or whatever. So that could make the trip take longer.
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« Reply #61 on: May 20, 2008, 10:32:00 pm »

That might be a problem for us, but I don't think it would be a huge problem for a civilization with more advanced technology. Better technology could dramatically decrease deceleration times.
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Re: Earth-like planets raise prospects of extra-terrestial life
« Reply #62 on: May 21, 2008, 06:59:23 pm »

True, I think the answer might be somewhere in here though
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBGIQ7ZuuiU
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« Reply #63 on: May 21, 2008, 11:12:25 pm »

True, I think the answer might be somewhere in here though
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBGIQ7ZuuiU

Wow, you sure got me. Don't bother clicking that link, it's a rickroll.
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Re: Earth-like planets raise prospects of extra-terrestial life
« Reply #64 on: May 23, 2008, 01:56:29 am »

To whoever mentioned the Drake equation (click me)
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Re: Earth-like planets raise prospects of extra-terrestial life
« Reply #65 on: May 23, 2008, 04:20:23 pm »

To whoever mentioned the Drake equation (click me)

I think you need to work on your links. This is what you wrote:

[.url=http://the Drake equation (click me)]the Drake equation (click me) [/url.]

whereas you should be doing something like [.url=http://www.drakeequation.com/whatever] (click me)]the Drake equation (click me) [/url.] without the extra dots.
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« Reply #66 on: May 23, 2008, 07:01:15 pm »

good thing theres someone enlightened on this thread
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Re: Earth-like planets raise prospects of extra-terrestial life
« Reply #67 on: May 23, 2008, 07:38:57 pm »

I always do that, I keep copying the wrong url (or in this case, no url at all)

Thanks though, and it's fixed now Grin
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Re: Earth-like planets raise prospects of extra-terrestial life
« Reply #68 on: May 23, 2008, 10:11:31 pm »

Yeah, xkcd is always hilarious. But the Drake Equation isn't really necessary now. We already know about tons of intelligent species out there - Pkunk, Ilwrath, Spathi, etc. I mean, come on! Smiley
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