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      CommentAuthoralsetalokin
    • CommentTimeJan 25th 2021 edited
     
    Posted By: goatcheezBazooka.


    Took me a while...

    Should be in every space station repair kit.

    Think this will be enough?

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    Angry on nuclear propulsion
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldsfCdoOYmI

    Nuclear is def something to keep in the back pocket in any case. I suspect that nuclear propulsion would give a project like Breakthrough Starshot a run for its money in getting probes to neighbouring star systems. We are now talking about accelerations of perhaps hundreds of gees, and coasting speeds of perhaps 40% c and above, giving us mission durations of around 10 years (as opposed to 25 years with Starshot's power beaming tech).
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    Why does the word "coruscating" come to mind?
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    Hmm. With me, it's "broccoli"
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    Do you get broccoli from running into a dust grain at 0.4c relative?
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    More like cauliflower, perhaps.

    There's going to be sail damage whether it's at 20% or 40% c. The sail is of course turned edge on for the coast phase.

    In any case, both "conventional" and nuclear Starshot variants have in principle some capability to steer around stuff.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2021
     
    a dust grain at 0.4c relative?


    That's definitely some capability!
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    Monday Feb 1st 2021. The day Musk and the FAA ... did something together.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2021 edited
     
    Not today.
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    Hell, just kick the tires and light the fires. How hard can it be? It's not _real_ rocket science, is it?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2021
     
    Cold gas cloud in our galaxy could be hiding universe's missing matter.

    https://newatlas.com/space/cold-gas-cloud-missing-matter/
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    Is this like... poker?
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    The power we need to support computation will exceed that of the biosphere in roughly a century.

    https://www.centauri-dreams.org/2021/02/08/cloud-computing-at-astronomical-scales/
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2021
     
    Alien fueling station???

    Hubble spots swarm of small black holes in nearby cluster.

    https://newatlas.com/space/swarm-small-black-holes-cluster/
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2021
     
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2021
     
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2021
     
    Things to come...
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      CommentAuthoroak
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2021
     
    V-2, Saturn V.

    Wernher's "V" toys.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2021
     
    'P' shaped 'V' toys.

    It is what it is.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2021
     
    SN11
    CRASH!!!
    but nobody saw it.