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Read through a lot of stuff here, and the first thing I thought of was Project Orion - like what was mentioned in a previous post. The idea of nuclear propulsion needs to be explored more!
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lol - nicely put, reminds me of last years hilarious - we're all going to die - escapade
http://www.inquisitr.com/152850/breaking-news-the-world-didnt-end-today/
thousands of hardworking god fearing Americans put faith in Harold Campings assertions, certain that the rapture was imminent - but they ended up facing poverty and very much alive
I can take solace in the fact that my beliefs, as fanciful and unlikely as they may seem, won't render me insolvent and looking like a complete tool thumb.gif

Wow that would've sucked... that was my birthday!
    
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I DO NOT! Agree with looking through a freaking telescope and window shopping planets saying..."Yeah I think we could all take over and live there" Wow... our mode of thinking is so stupid! If the zone is habitable then that would mean there are people similar to us already there... Just because we live in the US don't mean we control the entire freaking earth and make decisions for people who live in it... and this goes for all Countries! I already know that eve if we some how did make it to another planet that our dumb human cycle would start all over again and the person with the most money and power will want more money and power... Screw our system its gonna be the end of us one day ... frown.gif
    
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I DO NOT! Agree with looking through a freaking telescope and window shopping planets saying..."Yeah I think we could all take over and live there" Wow... our mode of thinking is so stupid! If the zone is habitable then that would mean there are people similar to us already there... Just because we live in the US don't mean we control the entire freaking earth and make decisions for people who live in it... and this goes for all Countries! I already know that eve if we some how did make it to another planet that our dumb human cycle would start all over again and the person with the most money and power will want more money and power... Screw our system its gonna be the end of us one day ... frown.gif

...what? We are not trying to move somewhere, the US is not trying to colonize other planets, this is not an attempt of the US to control Earth and make decisions for the entire planet. Im not sure what youre talking about after re-reading your post several times or where you got those ideas from confused.gif
    
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Does it really matter? 600,000 years...a million years...500 million years. Let's just say it will take a long damn time.
I dislike the "habitable" zone in general. It assumes that all life in the Universe will require liquid water.
But since we are looking for life as we know it, this planet is now prime suspect number one. It is entirely possible it is a lifeless hunk of rock.
I like how it is in the habital zone but only take 28 days to make a "year" man...that planet is hauling butt

You need some type of medium to transfer organic life around. Regardless of what shape, form, or nature the system works in, there needs to be some efficient solvent to dissolve and transfer resources throughout a cell structure. The only other medium that can be used is iodine.
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Originally Posted by Frankzro View Post

I DO NOT! Agree with looking through a freaking telescope and window shopping planets saying..."Yeah I think we could all take over and live there" Wow... our mode of thinking is so stupid! If the zone is habitable then that would mean there are people similar to us already there... Just because we live in the US don't mean we control the entire freaking earth and make decisions for people who live in it... and this goes for all Countries! I already know that eve if we some how did make it to another planet that our dumb human cycle would start all over again and the person with the most money and power will want more money and power... Screw our system its gonna be the end of us one day ... frown.gif

We have no way to get to that planet without faster than light travel, we're looking at planets like this for signs of life, and to learn about other planets in general. If humans manage to live on Earth a few billion more years they will have no choice but to colonize in another star system, unless we can manage to reverse a star's death.
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You need some type of medium to transfer organic life around. Regardless of what shape, form, or nature the system works in, there needs to be some efficient solvent to dissolve and transfer resources throughout a cell structure. The only other medium that can be used is iodine.

Or ammonia, or liquid methane/ethane.
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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.

Which is completely possible if governments focused on people and science more then wars and greed.
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Imma gonna bet it will take them probably another few centuries to get a way there. I mean just look how far tech has come, even in the consumer industry, from pixels and pixels into Retina displays and high tech gaming, from black and white silent films to 1080p movies in 7.1 surround, from the time we worshipped the first person going onto the moon into the beginning of space tourism, all this in a span of half a century give or take.

As long as fuel doesnt run out....
    
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Hey, just imagine, your birthday will be every 28 days!
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