Originally Posted by HA3AP
The current rocket propulsion is 1/10,000 of the speed of light hence multiply 22x10,000= 220,000 years That means if we send a ship now we would get there in 220,000 years!
Where do you guys learn math, really?
Speed of light = 299,792,458 m/s
Say that fastest spacecraft that we have today travel at 61,000 Km/h (actually only one V1 was recorded that high and it was its heliocentric speed), that translates to approximately 16,944 m/s. That is approximately 17,692 times slower than the speed of light. This means that it would take us approximately 390,000 years to traverse the same distance that light covers in 22 years. That is far from your "220,000" years. In fact to be close to your figure, our fastest spacecraft would have to move roughly 80% faster than the ones today. To make the trip feasible for any human being without involving any quantum physics we would have to be talking moving at speeds of approx. 360,000,000 Km/h...yes, that is 390 million
Km/h, vs our current 61 thousand
Km/h! This also means that you would be around 80 years old when you get there, if you are still alive, assuming you left Earth around 15.
With our current relativity model for physics we are not making this trip anytime soon.
Also, gravity on that planet would crush you so, meh
Let's focus on pictures.Edited by dejanh - 2/2/12 at 3:30pm