Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Our Destiny and the Greens

This is amazing many would disagree with the cost of Voyager 1 & 2 and that they will never reach anywhere ( the Universe is a big place ) in the time the earth has to run. But when "... the Sun falls from the sky" maybe Voyager 1 & 2 will have found fellow travelers in our universe. I think it is time for Voyager 3 & 4.

"11 billion miles from home, Voyager 1 is on the verge of interstellar space.

 Launched in 1977, NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft was charged with several space-tasks prior to leaving Earth. It was to pass by Jupiter and Saturn, for instance, and send back information on what it saw. It was to keep safe its golden record, an audiovisual introduction to humanity compiled under the guidance of Dr. Carl Sagan, unless it was able to pass the record to any friendly space aliens. Now, 33 years on, Voyager 1 has excelled at first two tasks; just as well, too, since it's about to leave the solar system."

Yeah it is at the business end of  the project, from memory Jim Carter is the guy saying hi from our world. We need Voyager 3 & 4 we need to break the speed of light.

Well we have if this report is correct

Antonio Ereditato, spokesman for the international group of researchers, said that measurements taken over three years showed neutrinos pumped from CERN near Geneva to Gran Sasso in Italy had arrived 60 nanoseconds quicker than light would have done.
"We have high confidence in our results. We have checked and rechecked for anything that could have distorted our measurements but we found nothing," he said. "We now want colleagues to check them independently." 

I washed up in New Zealand in the early 70's  on a Greek ship as a legal immigrant ( refugee ) from the UK. Now even our refugees fly in.

Earth's fate

Earth's ultimate fate is precarious. As a red giant, the Sun will have a maximum radius beyond the Earth's current orbit, 1 AU (1.5×1011 m), 250 times the present radius of the Sun.[104] However, by the time it is an asymptotic giant branch star, the Sun will have lost roughly 30% of its present mass due to a stellar wind, so the orbits of the planets will move outward. If it were only for this, Earth would probably be spared, but new research suggests that Earth will be swallowed by the Sun owing to tidal interactions.[104] Even if Earth should escape incineration in the Sun, still all its water will be boiled away and most of its atmosphere will escape into space. Even during its current life in the main sequence, the Sun is gradually becoming more luminous (about 10% every 1 billion years), and its surface temperature is slowly rising.

So we are stuffed long term if we remain planet bound.and that is why the left should never vote Green. The Greens are just another manifestation of the Destiny Church and let's face it who the fuck wants Bishop Brian in charge.

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