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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by BigDaddyLH, Aug 24, 2016.
Yeah, but we do it poorly. Too many coders. Not enough historians.
One thing to consider is that the strength of a signal from Earth has to obey the Inverse Square Law.
The strongest radio transmitter on Earth has about 3000 kW output.
Four light years away that reduces to a received signal of 0.000000000000000000005 W, which would be exceedingly difficult to discriminate from the background hiss.
Thank Gawd I was afraid they were going to do re-runs of I Love Lucy,or My Mother the Car, and re syndicate it on an other planet
What? No TV on the other planet?
Forget it then, I ain't going!
Cool just 4 light years away! Let me grab my jacket.
"We had a lot of luck on Venus
We always had a ball on Mars
Meeting all the groovy people
We've rocked the Milky Way so far
We danced around with Borealis
We're space truckin' round the the stars
Come on let's go space truckin'" -Deep Purple
Well, something must be making the star wobble (unless you just don't believe in the laws of physics). And whatever it is seems to be at the right distance from the star for it to potentially be a habitable planet. I, for one, find that very interesting, even if we don't yet have the technology to get us there fast enough. Who knows... in 30 years we might have that technology.
And I bet that people thought that Einstein's idea of matter bending light was "useless" too.
Easiest way to bend light is with a mirror.
You don't need Einstein for that!