Who out there thinks one day, humans will go to mars? I am beginning to belive it less and less now.
It seems like no one cares anymore.Kirby said:what's your source for your disbelief?
nothing usually happens during wartime. Knowing how bad Bush will **** up the budget defecit, NASA will probably not get any decent funding for a while, maybe not even in these next 4 yearsblueshogun96 said:It seems like no one cares anymore.
I really enjoyed looking at the pictures of Martian surface from Viking I and II and pathfinder back in the day. Imagining myself on another planet was so neat to me. It still is. But ever since the last "failed attempt" to send that last one to mars in 1999, I haven't heard any more news.
1. The distance from Earth to Mars varies widely. Sometimes it's much shorter than the Earth-Sun distance, sometimes it's much longer.blueshogun96 said:I don't like the "pay to breathe" idea either.
Maybe if future space ships can run off of anti-matter, we could get there faster. It's too bad that mars is so0o0o0o far away (further than the sun). Scientists belive that if a ship could run off of anti-matter, it could reach the nearest star in 40 years. 40 years compared to about 118,000, I'd say there is a big difference. If this is true, getting there would take a few minutes oO
The joys of watching the Discovery channel :bow:
It's all calculated beforehand. The calculations are pretty straightforward from an astrophysical standpoint (specially with NASA's supercomputers ). At non-relativistic speeds, it all boils down to simple Newtonian physics.bcrew1375 said:I was wondering. How do scientists take care of the problem of Mars rotation? When they launch a probe, do they take the speed of the probe and Mars current position, and project where Mars will be when the probe arrives? Or, do they launch the probe towards Mars current position and have it adjust it's angle?
The human mind does not run at 200hz (well, it does run at a serial speed of 200hz). Human neurons run at this speed.stilz said:The "Singularity" thing was a pretty good read. So if I understood it correctly, there is basically no way to explain 'smarter' humans, since we aren't that smart. The part where it mentioned the human minds run @ 200Hz is pretty funny; gonna need lots of OC'ing there .
Yes, it is. I've posted about it elsewhere on the forums. But fear not, I can give you the link again: http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/tenper.html - it's a very good explanation of the myth.stilz said:Oh yeah, is it true that the humans only use 10% of their brain power an "unsupported urban legend"?
That is the least of the problem there IMObcrew1375 said:I was wondering. How do scientists take care of the problem of Mars rotation? When they launch a probe, do they take the speed of the probe and Mars current position, and project where Mars will be when the probe arrives? Or, do they launch the probe towards Mars current position and have it adjust it's angle?
I check them whenever I feel I can come close to understand them; otherwise they are too sophisticated for meBoltzmann said:BTW, it's always good to know that someone checks my links. It feels like I'm not wasting my time posting them