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Great, all we need now is warp drive.

Minivanman
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Great, all we need now is warp drive.

Seven Earth-sized worlds just waiting to be explored and exploited. Now all we need is warp drive and a crew dumb enough to go on an eighty light-year round trip.

Phasers on stun Wink 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39034050

PS. Got to be honest, I just love this sort of stuff! 

PPS. I wonder if @shutter and his morse signals will reach that far? Wink

 


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twocvbloke
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Re: Great, all we need now is warp drive.


@Minivanman wrote:

and a crew dumb enough to go on an eighty light-year round trip.


 

That'll be for the redshirts... Grin

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Re: Great, all we need now is warp drive.

Only 3 in the Goldilocks zone though Sad

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Re: Great, all we need now is warp drive.

I must make a correction, we need hyperspace / star drive. Warp drive is so 20th century.

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Re: Great, all we need now is warp drive.

Nah, warp drive has some basis in reality, hyperdrive is just made up... Grin

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Re: Great, all we need now is warp drive.

I have Microsoft One Drive Grin

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Re: Great, all we need now is warp drive.

But, they weren't there last week!

Are the aliens getting closer, do their planets have warp drive? 

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Re: Great, all we need now is warp drive.

A theory about alien life is, as the universe as we understand it was created in one big bang, and it took a certain length of time for planets to form and cool and pools of goo to amass and amino acids to form the first protein strands, it's entirely possible that nobody out there has invented any form of space travel as they're running at about the same level of evolution as we are (convergent evolution I believe it's called), so, there could be life out there, but they, like us, just haven't figured out long-distance space travel yet... Smiley

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Re: Great, all we need now is warp drive.

@twocvbloke

Thank goodness for that. We need to work on how we treat and respect each other as a species before we try to infect any others out thereRoll_eyes

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Re: Great, all we need now is warp drive.


@MKSlinky wrote:

I have Microsoft One Drive Grin


I have a Skoda to drive.... and that`s fast enough for me ! !  Smiley

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@Mav wrote:
We need to work on how we treat and respect each other as a species before we try to infect any others out thereRoll_eyes

 

Funny

 

Yeah, like that'll happen!!! Grin

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Re: Great, all we need now is warp drive.

Judging by some of the posts (past and present).. I'm wondering if some of the members on here are from a different planet. Roll_eyes

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Re: Great, all we need now is warp drive.

Seven planets in a system sounds like the EU of planetary systems. Stay well clear Roll_eyes

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@shutter wrote:

I have a Skoda to drive.... and that`s fast enough for me ! !  Smiley


 

Someone has to drive them, noisy [-censored-] things! Ticked_off

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Re: Great, all we need now is warp drive.


@twocvbloke wrote:

A theory about alien life is, as the universe as we understand it was created in one big bang, and it took a certain length of time for planets to form and cool and pools of goo to amass and amino acids to form the first protein strands, it's entirely possible that nobody out there has invented any form of space travel as they're running at about the same level of evolution as we are (convergent evolution I believe it's called), so, there could be life out there, but they, like us, just haven't figured out long-distance space travel yet... Smiley


Well we had life on earth for millions of years before humans - dinosaurs. We don't actually know that they weren't intelligent either - they did live a rather long time compared to us!

Other planets may not have had ice ages... exteinctions... new species... so while your theory is plausible its also plausible that the other way round has happened elsewhere and that there are aliens that are far more advanced than us - by several million years.

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