Originally Posted by GanjaSMK
There are big questions on density, gravity, atmosphere to be sure.
I wish the focus for astronomy included (already suggested and requested) telescope systems on the moon. There would be great advantage to having them there.
What advantage would moon based telescopes have over orbiting ones?
Originally Posted by killeraxemannic
Even if we could get a probe there the chances of getting humans there is pretty slim. You can't move humans at anywhere close to light speed and expect them to live. There are a lot of challenges facing this even after developing the propulsion technology.
Yes, you can move humans near the speed of light. Right now we all are move at over 2,000,000 kph due to the Milky Way. Velocity is relative.
The velocity will not kill you... it is the acceleration. This can be solved by accelerating more slowly.
Originally Posted by Onions
woot woot maybe theres a stargate on that planet
lol but realisticly i wish we had some way to explore the stars... i jsut dont understand why we dont have telescopes on the moon and a huge livable spacestation in orbit
Why is a huge livable spacestation in orbit even needed? (I would like one as well... but currently I do not believe it is feasible yet.)
Robotic exploration is cheaper, faster, safer, and more flexible.Edited by DuckieHo - 2/2/12 at 12:10pm