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Other worlds by William Herschel - Tue, 08 Nov 2016 04:19:55 EST ID:FFHdMrF/ No.56642 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Do you think we will be capable to leave our solar system one day? Or that getting even to the closest star is impossible.
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Fred Whipple - Tue, 08 Nov 2016 19:44:15 EST ID:rszf0FN0 No.56643 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yes we will. It's not impossible at all.
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Harlow Shapley - Tue, 08 Nov 2016 23:11:23 EST ID:M/g1akbS No.56644 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56642
>>56643
Well, getting out is relatively easy. Just get a big enough rocket for your probe. Voyager 1 has for all intents and purposes left the solar system.

However, I assume you mean HUMANS leaving the solar system, which is a hugely more complex task (crew sanity, food, life support, radiation protection, prolonged weightlessness etc).

Nothing is impossible given enough time and budget.
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James Elliott - Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:44:49 EST ID:2iiuuOyi No.56694 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think we will, we just don't understand space well enough or have the proper measurement devices to do it yet.

My train of thought goes like this: It wasn't until Newton we were able to invent the sextant, which in turned allowed us to traverse the globe. It wasn't until Einstein that we were able to move around in outer space.

I think next level physics and measurements will allow us to move through space more efficiently. Maybe a holographic universe, gravitational astronomy, or mastery of quantum mechanics will lead to avenues that allow mundane interstellar travel
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Edwin Hubble - Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:07:44 EST ID:OXINl/7g No.56701 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56642
Impossible, no. Time-consuming, definitely. Right now, the fastest speed we think is possible is the Speed of Light, and it would still take ~3 years to get "next door" at that rate. We're not really capable of propelling any considerable mass to the Speed of Light, and we're definitely not capable of stopping if we did. But with technology we currently have, we could get to Proxima Centauri in a few hundred years (maybe not live humans), and that time will only get shorter and shorter. It's just a mater of when we think the travel time is short enough to pay off.
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Arno Penzias - Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:14:16 EST ID:nRjWggLk No.56725 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I wanna go to space, get me some space pussy.
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Johann Bode - Wed, 21 Dec 2016 19:38:59 EST ID:SD/dK0pb No.56732 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56694

europeans were sailing to asia in the late 1400's.
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Pierre-Simon Laplace - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:19:23 EST ID:r2zIu0Bs No.56842 Ignore Report Quick Reply
YA


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