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Interstellar Travel

Richard McConnell

December 5, 2013

Interstellar travel will depend on the development of new physics. Rocket-based technology will never do it. Voyager 1 will take 25000 years to pass out of the oort cloud, let alone arrive at another system! There is a finite possibility of subatomic particles being anywhere in the universe, but this will have to be translated to a macroscopic scale, in a fully controllable way. This is still probably centuries away! Therefore any discussion of visiting other systems is purely academic at present.

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JMD: 12/05/2013 01:44 CST

Quantum effects won't allow information to travel faster than light, so seeing it on a macroscopic scale won't help. Unless "beaming" _at_ the speed of light is what you had in mind as being faster than Voyager 1?

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