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Where Would You Go in the Universe?

Posted July 08, 2011 6:00 AM

The U.S. space shuttle program is winding down amid talk of space tourism and even an eventual mission to Mars. If you could travel to any point in the universe in an instant and return safely, where would it be? The rings of Saturn? The event horizon of a black hole? To the point where the big bang started?

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07/08/2011 6:23 AM

Europa is so beautiful this time of year....

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07/08/2011 10:54 AM

"To the point where the big bang started?"

We are already there...

If "any point in spacetime", it could be very useful time travel...

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07/08/2011 1:43 PM

I wouldn't want to get there and back "instantly" regardless of where I chose. A very fast (say 1000x speed of light) trip would be much more enjoyable. Another star system with planets or a gas cloud with new star formation would be my choice.

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07/08/2011 2:00 PM

"A very fast (say 1000x speed of light) trip would be much more enjoyable."

With your time going backwards?

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07/08/2011 2:14 PM

How cool ! I could take a great trip and lose some grey hair at the same time !!

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07/09/2011 4:44 PM

If spacetime travel is allowed I think it would awesome to watch the asteroid slam into the Earth off the coast of the Yucatan that ended the Age of the Dinosaurs.

Another one would be to travel near -- or perhaps into -- a globular cluster like M13.

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07/10/2011 2:32 PM

Raxacoricofallapatorius, located in the Isop Galaxy (see Dr. Who: The Time Traveler's Almanac). The planet is a paradise with burgundy seas and four polar regions.

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07/12/2011 7:52 AM

Wouldn't everybody be older when I got back?

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07/15/2011 11:17 AM

If spacetime travel is allowed, then, just for pure mischief value: it would be great to be there to greet Neil Armstrong at the bottom of that ladder.

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