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Comment 10 by David-in-Toronto :

Comment 5 by The Jersey Devil :

600 light years?

IMO, inter-stellar travel will be impossible. Even if we could travel close to light speed - which also raises the question of how to stop/navigate a vehicle traveling at that speed - I don't see how we could maintain life for 600 years in such a vehicle.

If you were traveling close to lightspeed, ship time would/could be significantly less than 600 years.

It would take years to gradually reach that sort of speed, and then years to slow down. I'm not even sure you could reach light speed (impossible, but just as an example) and slow down in 600 years. I think it takes a lot longer than one would imagine.

Wed, 07 Dec 2011 00:56:37 UTC | #896332