Out of the Blue

What It Looks Like To Leave Our Solar System At The Speed Of Light (thanks Derek) I love stuff like this so much I can watch without skipping ahead too much. It's so cool being able to visualize the unimaginable, though the title is deceptive (it actually ends a little past Jupiter). Anyway, pretty enlightening right off the bat, as I certainly never pictured Mercury being as far from the Sun as it actually is, as the vastness of space is even vaster than I'd pictured.

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The Village - Revisited.
3 Little Heroes.
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Michigan Newspaper Claims the Large Hadron Collider Is Being Used as a "Stargate."
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Demented dog.
Surviving a Black Mamba bite. WTF?
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NewMaxx wrote on Sep 5, 2015, 12:45:
It's not really possible to exceed that speed limit in traditional terms as it would violate special relativity. Instead, it's more likely we would find a way around space. Many ideas are suggested for that, mainly ones involving changing the medium or using other tricks to shorten the distance rather than go faster.

We may not be able to travel at light speed but certainly past it. Folding space - not wormholes - must be possible. How else can you explain entanglement? Either that or it's our perception that's flawed. I saw that postulated once in SciAm that space was essentially flat and our brains our the problem in how we perceive it. It would certainly lend credence to folding space a la the old piece of paper trick with the pencil through the two points. I'd imagine that's how aliens must travel. Of course they probably have the spice from Arakis too.
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