This is why galactic space travel would suck.

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  1. Baya Rae 4900

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    That's why we have computers.
     
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    We still had to learn the times table and the periodic table. Well I did, anyway.
     
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    That's typical to learn, in science and math classes, in middle schools, or at least it was 10-7 years ago.

    The periodic table only consists of a little over a hundred elements. You don't think we would use navigation systems when we start deep-space exploration?

    I'm sure Cosmologists, Astronomers, etc. don't memorize twenty-thousand planets, at once, unless they use pencil and paper, or Excel or different software.
     
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    I meant that school kids would be bored out of wanting to become "astronauts."
     
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    If people used pan-galactic ships, I'm pretty sure the general populace would not be "astronauts" any more than the majority of people on cruise ships are "sailors".
     
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    To all you fucking cunts replying to this thread, do the following.

    1) Stand up
    2) Leave the basement
    3) Go to your front porch (avoiding your grandmother drinking malt liquor in her rocking chair)
    4) Stare out into the distance

    See that little black dot on the horizon...?

    That's The Member Formerly Known As Baya's fucking point.

    You missed it.

    By fucking light-years.
     
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    Kids aren't taught the whole Bible, in a typical Sunday school.

    Kids weren't taught about every single asteroid, comet, or satellite in the solar system, in elementary school.
     
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    Planets and stars are a little more important than asteroids, comets and satellites, I think.
     
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    Planets and stars, yes, but these are minor planets we're talking about; they were once known as planets(Pluto) and asteroids(Ceres).

    Hell, these minor planets have been reclassified so many times, it's not even funny.
     
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    Ohhhh! I see! Well- Oh, no, that's a bird.

    I still don't see it.
     
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    There's all kinds of black nigger holes that will eat your chicken and watermelon.
     
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    See that wrinkled hairy thing dangling over your face?

    Yep - that's my nutsack.

    Now start licking.
     
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    I thought that was Rosie O'Donnell.
     
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    Hence the hairy part...
     
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    And much more important than countries.
     
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    I wonder if that's the excuse Americans would give if they were smart enough to think of it.
     
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    Maybe. A star can't be on a crash route to the Earth...
     
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    We can easily defend ourselves against a gigantic rock with our current arsenal but there's no defending against a supernova. Or the black holes it would create in its departure.
     
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    one of the major reasons why space travel would suck is because of affirmative action quoter's.

    "mah name iz latifa sheqina anaconda imma gonna be flyin dis roket shiep"
    at least the pain will end soon when your "Roket" ship turns into a expensive cruise missile and slams into a ghetto.

    but the worst thing is if latifa sheqina anaconda isn't a navigator or pilot.
    "Yo whiteboy we mades spase, and we mades that while youse be sittin in caves and shiet"
    for quite possibly years and years.
     
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    good news! so blacks could send into outer space and meet their ancestor nommo people then build kfc together just like what dogon people did,history repeat itself
     
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    No, we can't. At all. A medium sized asteroid is between a thousand and a million Gigatons.
    Against a Petaton asteroid, even a 500 Megaton nuclear device (ten times the biggest we have) can't do shit. Neither destroy nor deflect

    Maybe against a small asteroid, and if we have Bruce Willis with us...

    Also: it has been a lot of asteroid impacts along Earth history, some with their respective mass extinctions, but no supernova till now...so the chances are a lot bigger with the former

    A global life treathening impact (10 on Torino scale, or Great Torino, I suppose, lol) happens about every 200.000 years
     
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    Can't wait for a dwarf star to pass through this system.
     
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    We could always levy a carbon tax on any asteroids passing through our solar system.

    That'll fuck em.
     
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    ROFLMAO.
     
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    who says just launch one nuke at the thing? we have enough of the things to rip the crust off, fire ALL OF THEM at the bloody asteroid

    also, affirmative action crew members would still have to receive the proper education and training and pass rigorous testing before they'd be let behind the flight yoke of something that expensive
     
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    Iron tax is better.
     
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    yeah, the dangerous ones have more iron than carbon

    really good quality iron too, you don't see iron ore with that level of purity on earth anymore, probably because most of what we didn't find over the last few centuries sank down into the core billions of years ago