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300 times the speed of light, Our solar system, ladies and gentlemen
lyford
post Dec 8 2009, 02:25 AM
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"Examine the vast distances between planets in the solar system."

Doesn't do the proper blue shift though smile.gif


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post Dec 8 2009, 07:46 AM
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The distance between Neptune and Pluto seems exaggerated. But I didn't time it. rolleyes.gif


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post Dec 8 2009, 03:40 PM
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The 5 1/2 hour trip would make for a cool evening's entertainment.
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post Dec 8 2009, 06:12 PM
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On the one hand the time between planets does work out to that velocity, however the actual visual demonstration of the planet passing during the "encounters" has to be vastly slower than that.


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post Dec 8 2009, 06:14 PM
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QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Dec 8 2009, 01:12 PM) *
... the actual visual demonstration of the planet passing during the "encounters" has to be vastly slower than that.
At 300 times the speed of light?!
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post Dec 8 2009, 09:21 PM
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I took the 300c trip and found myself whizzed back in my imagination to when I was only three years old. You'd never believe how much work it took to re-imagine myself back here, fortunately without causal paradoxes.
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post Dec 9 2009, 05:02 PM
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"Doesn't do the proper blue shift though"

That is to save your eyes--it would be blue shifted all the way to x-rays.
(On the old CRTs you could get x-rays, but I don't think LCDs are up to it) smile.gif


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