Subject: RE: (urth) probable distance from Urth to Bleen Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 11:28:23 -0700 From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Mantis reminds me of this .... > OBJECTIVE SUBJECTIVE > LEG RATE TIME TIME DISTANCE > Boost 0.1 g 10 years 8 years 0.5 light years > Glide 0 g 880 years 214 years 853.6 light years > Boost 0.1 g 10 years 8 years 0.5 light years > =3D=3D=3D > TOTAL 900 years 230 years 854.6 light years >=20 > (The rates for the boost legs are simple speculation. It=20 > doesn't seem like the boost could be as high as 1 g, but it=20 > could be much lower than 0.1 g) ... I tend to think that the _Whorl_ most likely has a boost of << 1 G -- probably .01G or so. Reasoning: the Cargo know enough about the skew of gravity that they can discuss, in fairly learned terms, the way it affects the behavior of GEVs going too fast in an antispinward direction. If the ship decelerated at any=20 appreciable fraction of G, then floater drivers -- at least those who occasionally drive fast -- would notice that the "central" direction for getting into a plow had shifted. O'course, if that happened nearly a century ago, they _could_ all have forgotten it by Silk's time ... More generally, though, I suspect people would remember (certainly the chems would) a time when things fell a bit differently... --Blattid --Blattid --