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This. Going half the speed of light would still take over 8 years.

Thats kinda like in Avatar, they traveled for a few years to beat up blue cat people...
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http://gizmodo.com/5704158/nasa-finds-new-life
No one said life needs liquid water either.

IIRC, that study was debunked. The bacteria was adept at using arsenic, however, it still needed carbon in order to function.

brb, looking for a post about this topic i made.

EDIT: http://io9.com/5924384/nasas-arsenic+life-findings-debunked-in-two-just+published-studies

it was phosphorous that was thought to be replaced with arsenic in the original paper.(not carbon, like I stupidly thought)

However, it turns out that the bacteria is really good at scavenging phosphorous from the environment.
Edited by Clazman55 - 10/17/12 at 8:12pm
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IIRC, that study was debunked. The bacteria was adept at using arsenic, however, it still needed carbon in order to function.
brb, looking for a post about this topic i made.
EDIT: http://io9.com/5924384/nasas-arsenic+life-findings-debunked-in-two-just+published-studies
it was phosphorous that was thought to be replaced with arsenic in the original paper.(not carbon, like I stupidly thought)
However, it turns out that the bacteria is really good at scavenging phosphorous from the environment.

sure...but as you pointed out life as WE KNOW IT....that's just the extremely limited knowledge of mankind...gotta think outside the box. If there is life outside our solar system, what's to say they MUST require water?
     
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If I were some of you guys, I would read this: http://frombob.to/you/aconvers.html

In it's entirety.
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http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature11572.html
Awesome can´t find planets closer then this.

Actually there have been several planets found closer. In fact if you look down you'll find the closest one of all.
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"0.04 astronomical units from the star (one astronomical unit is the Earth–Sun distance)."
Surely that's too close, or is the star much smaller than ours?

Im pretty sure its much larger but I could be wrong.
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Mining something that close to a star in a trinary stellar system is no small feat.

What do you think the real goal of dwarf fortress is and always has been?

-Sent from my UFO
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If I were some of you guys, I would read this: http://frombob.to/you/aconvers.html
In it's entirety.

Okay, some text that some stoner wrote on the Internet in 1996. I'm convinced.
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I think the fastest space craft we have ever built has a top speed of 17,000 MPH which is 7,600 metres per second. And seeing as the speed of light is just under 300,000,000 metres per second it would take a heck of a lot longer than 8 years to get there. And by a heck of a lot longer than 8 years I mean 39,446 years, if I worked out it correctly.

The speed of light is 300,000 metres per second. That is three hundred thousand, not three hundred million.
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This was supposed to be the destination of the Robinson family in the 60's tv show Lost in Space.
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They will soon learn that NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. We just have not learned HOW to yet.

You should conform your thoughts and beliefs to logic and reason and empirical evidence.
How can you be sure that nothing is impossible? How can you be sure that impossibilities (in this universe) do not exist?
Same as you, I can claim, without any argument or reason, that impossibilities do exist.

If nothing is impossible, then it must be possible to ....

1. Alter the speed of light (in a vacuum)
2. Create a box which blocks gravity from passing through its walls.
3. Create a box, such that the laws of physics inside the box are different than outside the box.
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They will soon learn that NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. We just have not learned HOW to yet.

Thats nice belief and all, however, I must unfortunately inform you that the laws of nature are absolute and they apply regardless of our belief or lack of in them. Sometimes our understanding of these laws can be overlooking some effects and you can circumenvent some of the effects by utilizing others but at the end of a day some things are impossible.
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