Aliens and UFO's- Is the truth out there?

Devo182

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I know I've posted this before (so SIAP), maybe in this thread but can't recall for sure, and it really puts a visual into what you're citing above. This is what 200 light years looks like.

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IMHO the problem with the so called Fermi Paradox is that the wider the scope of probability for extraterrestrial life (sheer size) is inversely proportionate to the likelihood of actually crossing paths with said life.
Agree completely. And if light speed can't be broken/there are no wormholes, then it really wouldn't matter how far away life is (in terms of universal scope), we'll never find them and they'll never find us. Even the nearest star to us is impossibly far away. Iirc it would take us 73,000 years at the speed our current probe, itself going an insane 40,000 miles an hour.
 
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JCHateSteve

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Agree completely. And if light speed can't be broken/there are no wormholes, then it really wouldn't matter how far away life is (in terms of universal scope), we'll never find them and they'll never find us. Even the nearest star to us is impossibly far away. Iirc it would take us 73,000 years at the speed our current probe, itself going an insane 40,000 miles an hour.
Well, there are plans on unmanned missions to Proxima Centauri in the next 30 years. Both Nasa and a project called Breakthrough Starshot are working on it. I doubt we'll be seeing warp drive in our lifetime. But, there are a number of theories on table for getting around the lightspeed limit. Assuming we don't destroy ourselves, we might get there eventually.
 

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Well, there are plans on unmanned missions to Proxima Centauri in the next 30 years. Both Nasa and a project called Breakthrough Starshot are working on it. I doubt we'll be seeing warp drive in our lifetime. But, there are a number of theories on table for getting around the lightspeed limit. Assuming we don't destroy ourselves, we might get there eventually.
Just curious, what is an example of getting around light speed that isn't purely theoretical?
 

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