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    ...what bull hockey am I writing now...
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2020
     
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2020 edited
     
    @Al

    I hope your housemate is safely out of hospital.

    If space causes drag could it be possible to push against it to gain momentum or use it in some way to slow down?
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      CommentAuthoralsetalokin
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2020 edited
     
    Thanks, she should be home tomorrow (Wednesday).

    https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20927994-100-vacuum-has-friction-after-all/?ignored=irrelevant


    Problem is you need a very large keel, I think.
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      CommentAuthoroak
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2020 edited
     
    On the plus side it will make steering easier. If you have a very large rudder.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2020
     
    Continuing in this vein; we should be able to row to Alpha Centauri if we get big enough oars.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2020
     
    You lot are even more weirder than me.
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      CommentAuthoroak
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2020
     
    Posted By: AngusContinuing in this vein; we should be able to row to Alpha Centauri if we get big enough oars.

    It's not feasible. Sorry.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2020
     
    Not even if you feather them properly? How about a big enough propellor?
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      CommentAuthoroak
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2020
     
    The biggest hurdle, I think -- and I've put a lot of thought into it -- is that it will be difficult to make them big enough.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2020
     
    Oh.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2020
     
    Use nanos.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2020 edited
     
    This should work nicely:

    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2020
     
    ....in mincing things to a nice, smooth consistency.
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    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2020
     
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    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2020
     
    A New Telescope is Ready to Start Searching for Answers to Explain Dark Energy.

    https://www.universetoday.com/146390/a-new-telescope-is-ready-to-start-searching-for-answers-to-explain-dark-energy/
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    Did they try looking in the pantry, behind the sacks of flour?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2020
     
    Dark matter hunt yields unexplained signal.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53085260
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    Are you sure it isn't just the rats again?
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      CommentAuthoroak
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2020
     
    I read this phys-org write up twice but have no idea what exactly the ARC Centre researchers are planning to do. Perhaps the RAS journal provides an explanation.

    https://phys.org/news/2020-06-scientists-reveal-lost-billion-years.amp