Humans will Reach Speed of Light

Rivalry Side A | Science | Space

We Will Never Travel that Fast

Rivalry Side B | Science | Space

Stars, Galaxies, Nebulas, and other deep space objects are measured in light years and currently we cannot reach them. Do you believe the human race will ever be able to meet or exceed the speed of light when it comes to space travel?


Posted by in Science / Space on 8/13/11

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TNinfidel - 8/15/11 @ 9:42 PM:
Wow, that was chocked full of typos. You should add an edit feature. :D
The Boss - 8/15/11 @ 9:45 PM: Rival | Side A
If I only had more time but I do plan on adding a feature that allows users to edit their comments for a set amount of time. Let's say 3 minutes. I'm very close to updating the notification system on the site and will put that on my list of things to do along with preventing duplicate comments. ;)

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TNinfidel - 8/15/11 @ 9:40 PM:
It also covers time dilation. The closer you get to the speed of light the slower time passes for you. You could take a trip at 99.999% the speed of light that would appear to take 100 years on earth to complete but to you only four and a half years would pass.

That is not to say we couldn't possibly find ways to manipulate space/time to travel to distant stars...

You really should get this book.
The Boss - 8/15/11 @ 9:43 PM: Rival | Side A
I'll download it to the kindle. I've seen the author on tv before. Didn't realize his field of expertise.
The Boss - 8/15/11 @ 9:47 PM: Rival | Side A
Check it now. Should be fixed.
TNinfidel - 8/15/11 @ 9:51 PM: Ally | Side B
Thanks bro. That's what happens when you have a monkey bugging the living crap out of you while you are trying to type something. You will be experiencing that in the next few years for yourself. ;)

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TNinfidel - 8/15/11 @ 3:28 PM:
Mass increases exponentially as you approach the speed of light. Therefore, your energy requirements would also increase exponentially as well. At the speed of light your mass is infinity.

Did you read Steven Hawking's "A Brief History of Time"? It covers this really well.
The Boss - 8/15/11 @ 7:43 PM: Rival | Side A
No I haven't read that. I'll have to take a look. It's just hard for me to accept that there are regions out there that we can't reach. Maybe it's arrogance.
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