Subject: RE: (urth) probable distance from Urth to Bleen Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 12:09:13 -0700 From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Well ... that's still rather more than the couple of dozen LY I thought of ... it seems then that Urth's red sun probably is _not_ particualrly visible from the Bleen system. > -----Original Message----- > From: Michael Andre-Driussi [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]=20 > Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 10:47 AM > To: email@example.com > Subject: RE: (urth) probable distance from Urth to Bleen >=20 >=20 > Blattid wants new numbers. Okay! A 10:1 time dilation=20 > suggests somewhere between .98 c and .99 c, I reckon. >=20 > OBJECTIVE SUBJECTIVE > LEG RATE TIME TIME DISTANCE > Boost 0.01 g 100 years 80 years 0.5 light years > Glide 0 g 700 years 70 years 686.0 light years > Boost 0.01 g 100 years 80 years 0.5 light years > =3D=3D=3D > TOTAL 900 years 230 years 687.0 light years >=20 >=20 > >... I tend to think that the _Whorl_ most likely has a boost=20 > of << 1 G=20 > >-- probably .01G or so. Reasoning: the Cargo know enough=20 > about the skew=20 > >of gravity that they can discuss, in fairly learned terms,=20 > the way it=20 > >affects the behavior of GEVs going too fast in an antispinward=20 > >direction. If the ship decelerated at any appreciable fraction of G,=20 > >then floater drivers -- at least those who occasionally=20 > drive fast --=20 > >would notice that the "central" direction for getting into a=20 > plow had=20 > >shifted. O'course, if that happened nearly a century ago,=20 > they _could_=20 > >all have forgotten it by Silk's time ... More generally, though, I=20 > >suspect people would remember (certainly the chems would) a=20 > time when=20 > >things fell a bit differently... >=20 > =3Dmantis=3D >=20 >=20 >=20 > --=20 > http://www.urth.net/ To unsubscribe: send > "unsubscribe" to=20 > firstname.lastname@example.org >=20 >=20 --