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← Runaway Planets Zoom at a Fraction of Light Speed

potteryshard's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by potteryshard

So that is about 13411 km/s or 4.5 percent of light speed. Quite impressive for something as massive as a planet.

It could be that the residents planned the gravity whip to acheive escape velocity so that the planet itself can be used as a generation ship. I'm sure they've heard about the Terran religious terror on the way, and want to get out of the galaxy while the getting is good.

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 23:21:01 UTC | #931057