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Packing My Bags for Kepler 452-b

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A new exo-planet approximately 1400 light-years away has been found circling a star just like ours, in approximately the same distance from it as Earth is from Sol, and is not that much bigger than our planet (Surface gravity might be around 2g, so twice that of Earth's). Distance is not an issue. I'm packing my bags now to head over to this world and stake my claim on the planet for the eventual interstellar wars that will break out amongst the various planet-kingdoms that will spread out through the Milky Way!

 

Just have to go fire up that hyperspace engine, and I should be good to go. Who is with me? I'm packing extra water bottles in case of no surface water. Plus, it will help me lose weight just enough that I don't weigh terribly more than an ordinary overweight person here in the United States. Please keep that in mind should you choose to accompany me. After all, I don't want to hear you complaining about needing a hoverchair to get around once we're there simply because you now weigh over 500 pounds.

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I'd recommend warp drive over hyperspace, because that's actually mathematically possible. But if you can't travel at superluminal speeds, don't worry; I've calculated that, going at 99.999% the speed of light, the effect of time dilation will cause only 6.26 years to pass inside your spacecraft. For the plebeians stuck on Earth, of course, 1399.986 years will go by.

 

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Oh, you're right. Warping is totally the way to go. Some method to fold space is ideal, but I suppose if I am left with just good old fashioned light-speed, six years at the expense of 1400 back home is a small price to pay. Hope the locals don't mind me moving in!

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Just make sure to take the love of your life with you, so you don't come back to find her tragically dead. :P

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Just make sure to take the love of your life with you, so you don't come back to find her tragically dead. :P

 

Duh, well, yes, I better bring my current girlfriend, then. She'd actually be really upset if I didn't bring her to an exo-solar planet. After all, somebody has to rule it, so in order to establish a royal house, she would have to come along to rule beside me!

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