View Single Post
Old April 21 2013, 10:19 PM   #4
R. Star
Rear Admiral
 
R. Star's Avatar
 
Location: Shangri-La
Re: NASA finds more planets that could support life!

Even if there was a habitable planet at Alpha Centauri... only being 4.3 light years away, that's still an insane distance and beyond us right now. I seem to recall reading it would take over 150,000 years at a space shuttle's velocity to get there. We'd really have to be able to achieve at least 1/10th the speed of light before we could even begin considering sending ships out to other systems I would imagine.
__________________
"I was never a Star Trek fan." J.J. Abrams
R. Star is offline   Reply With Quote