Started by dawiw, March 20, 2013, 04:46:49 PM
Quote from: "stromboli"Assuming a vast number of potentially habitable planets, and assuming that some- millions- of them may be inhabited, the odds are that other life forms on other planets are at our stage of development or even ahead of us. That also assumes that they have sent out probes to other solar systems. Again, potentially millions.It is therefore quite possible that we may, as our science advances, encounter one or more of those probes. I would think the odds greater than encountering the actual life form itself. So if we get gobsmacked by an alien version of Voyager, don't be too surprised.
Quote from: "SGOS"I read that from Pluto, our own sun would appear as no more than a dim star, just another small prick of light among the other stars. That far out is pretty lonely so to speak. No friendly warmth from the sun, and I assume there is never any daytime, just the continual darkness of night.Classroom charts of the solar system aren't even close to actual scale. If they were, you couldn't see anything. Everything would be just too small. Even in this bundle of localized bustling activity that we call our solar system, it's mostly just empty space on a much vaster scale than I ever imagined before.
Quote from: "NitzWalsh"If a hydrogen nucleus was 1", how far away from the sun would the Earth be?
Quote from: "Jason78"Quote from: "NitzWalsh"If a hydrogen nucleus was 1", how far away from the sun would the Earth be?Don't ask people that are good at maths dumb arse questions. Because you will get an answer!
Quote from: "SGOS"What happens when aliens finally intercept the thing? I have this notion of an alien reaction: "What is this thing? Who keeps sending us this shit, and what the fuck are we supposed to do with it?"Or maybe some variation of, "If you find a watch on the beach, you know it has to have a creator, but why does the creator send us this useless stuff?"