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ESA's Solar Orbiter sails safely past Earth despite orbiting debris concerns

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Re: 10,000ths of a radian per second

It is a generally inconsidered practicality that if I want to stick a person in a space-tin can and send them somewhere fast that G forces are a big factor. To get anywhere near the speed of light takes a long long time without turning passengers into a layer of goo on the back wall of the ship. I also have to consider slowing the thing down when I'm halfway to the destination. Space is big, you won't believe how vastly mind-bogglingly big it is ;-) Even at the speed of light we are talking years of travel to get to the next interstellar chemist. I guess that is why no little green men have shown up yet (AFAIK), that or we are as boring as **** in the scheme of things.

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