"I've got a bad feeling about this"....
"I've got a bad feeling about this"....
No... that needs to be reserved for the Star Trek museum. Where was San Francisco in Star Wars? Nowhere... but the center of the Star Trek Universe is... you got it... Star Fleet Academy in San Francisco.
They were for the bang before they were against it.
That's kind of an ignorant view. Considering the amount of resources in the uninhabited parts of the universe (which is beyond a staggering amount) why would any one enter conflict over a small planet (us).
Any species capable of interstellar travel is going to be able to pull resources out of pure energy. They don't mine, or need our water. They don't care what we do, except maybe they observe us and snicker.
Billions and billions of years ago, even before lord Xenu, there was a scientist who pulled this off.
Blext Telfrawd, an A type Hixoid, did get an infinite number of protons into a finite space. Then the containment field faltered, obliterating the iteration of his universe..
Most historians agree this was tragic for it ended his universe, and created one with Justin Bieber. Sentients who were able to achieve trans-dimensional universital access, send a message to you from the past: It's just too risky to repeat the so called "Bieber Event",
You've been warned.
Two million miles per hour is less than 0.003c, but still quite a clip, even in astronomical terms.
Since they're discussing velocity (vector speed), and not just speed, the headline is correct in saying " -1000 km/s" when the measured value is -1025 km/s, but one can debate whether the abstract is correct in saying "an extraordinary blueshift of -1025 km/s", rather than "an extraordinary blueshift of 1025 km/s", since "blueshift" gives one the sign of the velocity already.
There's definitely more that 1.21 gigawatts of energy involved....
I haven't heard of Shatner doing anything besides acting alpha male in TV and some Movies. The creator/writer of Trek deserves far far more credit.
Nimoy, has at least done voice overs for many TV shows that were real science shows over the decades. He also helped keep the movies going (not that the movies were inspirational... but they kept things alive before TNG got started up which may not have happened otherwise.)
Scotty also deserves more than Shatner, for getting people to be engineers. He even has a term named after him which any wise engineer uses ("The Scotty Principle.") But perhaps that keeps NASA away from him (plus he is dead.)
Although Nimoy's blessing on the disgraceful reboot... that shouldn't be overlooked; perhaps that cost him the honor? maybe it should?
As much as I love Shatner, I despise him in comparison to Nimoy and his contributions.
Sadly, the reboot is bad. You can't destroy Vulcan. It's just something you cannot do. There were better ways of rebooting than the destruction of an entire area of canon. But that's just me. Other may disagree.
"Kill me already!"
No colorful metaphors for Spock..
Admittedly, my thoughts started as somewhat liquid, but when fully formed, were solidified.
Not a lot of hard evidence around to make a concrete conclusion. Were there more information it would cement my thoughts. What I see is a conglomerate of issues.
Boy I hope this turns into a winnable case.
That treaty has never been enforced. This lawsuit won't change that- but it might inform the generation coming into power that there is a need to disarming.
Go Marshall Islands!
A high energy electromagnetic field will do just fine. Works on earth... it will work in space.
You just need a fusion reactor. At the moment- we don't have one. Or some other high capacity, small size, energy source not yet envisioned.
NASA, while not saying it, is probably waiting on an energy technology.
Where is element 115 when you need it? Someone call Bob Lazar!!!
Nothing is faster than the speed of light ... To prove this to yourself, try opening the refrigerator door before the light comes on.