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    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2017
     
    Rethinking Aliens: We Found Life in a Place Once Considered Sterile.

    https://futurism.com/rethinking-aliens-found-life-place-considered-sterile/
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    The Plasma Magnet Drive: A Simple, Cheap Drive for the Solar System and Beyond
    https://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=39048
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    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2017
     
    Nice, much better than my current sex life although if you would be kind enough to lend me one of your sex robots it might not be.

    Slowing down at other star systems why was I born in the twentieth century.
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    Luke, it is your destiny.
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    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2017
     
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    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2017
     
    So how late will it be? 5 years?
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    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2017
     
    It's late. But without overly optimistic attitudes there's only entropy.
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    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2018 edited
     
    Plasma Magnet Sails to get manned missions to Mars in 1 week.

    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2018/01/plasma-magnet-sails-to-get-manned-missions-to-mars-in-1-week.html

    More about the modified Singles idea.
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    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2018
     
    Five years to any solar lens point, and uses Phobos and/or Deimos as brakes ships.
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    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2018
     
    Will your President finance it?
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    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2018
     
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    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2018
     
    NASA Tests 'Impossible' Engine, Finds Out It's Really Fast.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxRdNj0_8JU
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    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2018
     
    The VASIMR Engine: How to Get to Mars in 40 Days.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqX8wIkjoYg
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    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2018
     
    Photonic Propulsion: Mars in 3 Days?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtPBqJ8XmWQ
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    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2018
     
    Cherenkov Radiation : Particles Faster Than the Speed of Light?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Kf2f_9MfPc
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2018
     
    Cherenkov radiation occurs because the particles ++are++ going faster than light....in the propagation medium.

    The limit is the speed of light when there is no medium.
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    A random neuron fired and occasioned the musing: can the speed of entanglement be slowed?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2018
     
    I don't think there is a "speed of entanglement". Particles are created in an entangled state and remain so until the state decays, wherever they happen to be.

    It's like painting two things the same colour. Would you talk about "the speed of green" as they separate?
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    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2018
     
    Depends.
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    Typical usage of the phrase "speed of entanglement" refers to how fast the correlation is established following a measurement of one of the components. Currently the lower bound is on order 104 c, IIRC.

    Of course, most believe that the actual answer is "infinitely fast".