Re: Earth-like planet discovered
Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Stupid question (I'd make it poll, but I don't feel like starting a new thread):
The only way anyone ever sets eyes on this planet is if scientists figure out some form of faster-than-light (or light-speed) propulsion or method of travel.
Will mankind ever achieve the ability to travel faster than the speed of light? If you think so, do you think soon (say, within 100 years) or far off in the future?
The Wikipedia entry on FTL Travel is pretty pessimistic about the idea.
It's a fairly easy read, BTW.
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