How SOL travels through space

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Anonymous
August 2, 2012 - 6:53am
SOL in space

Found this very interesting.
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w00t (not verified)
August 2, 2012 - 6:56am
Son unit, "Won't we find new planets in the galaxy since were travelling."

:-)

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Shadow Shack
August 2, 2012 - 11:22am
So the sun really does revolve around the earth.

Just not OUR earth...
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jedion357
August 2, 2012 - 11:29am
What speed is the sun travelling at? Greater than jump speed? Also what speed is the galaxy travelling at? Perhaps it time to consider adding jump field generators to the hame.
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TerlObar
August 2, 2012 - 1:13pm
For reference 0.01c = 3,000 km/s

The earth orbits the sun at 30 km/s
The sun orbits the galactic center at about 250 km/s
The Milkyway and Andromeda Galaxies are headed toward each other at between 100 and 140 km/s
(Adding the vectors of the above two properly has the sun headed toward the Andromeda galaxy at ~300 km/s)
The Local group (Andromeda, Triangulum, the Milky Way, and all their little satellite galaxies) are moving toward the Virgo cluster at about 330 km/s and moving relative to the center of the local supercluster at about 180 km/s.

So how fast we're moving depends on what you measure that against.  That's always been the one thing about the 0.01c rules, 0.01c relative to what?  I've always taken it to be relative to the star you are at (really I've just ignored it Smile) but if pressed that's what I would say.  That's why I like a jump field generator system as it gets around that problem of relativity.
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Shadow Shack
August 2, 2012 - 3:27pm
TerlObar wrote:
The Milkyway and Andromeda Galaxies are headed toward each other...

Wait, are you saying that the reason the Mayan calendar ends this year ISN'T because the guy got tired of chipping away at stone tablets?
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TerlObar
August 2, 2012 - 4:22pm
Naw, we still got 4.5 billion years before the collision.  He just got tired.Smile
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rattraveller
August 2, 2012 - 8:01pm
Please remember the Mayan calendar does not say the world will end only this cycle in the world calendar would end and a new one starts.

Of course they believed the end of a cycle brought ALOT of change and devastation.
Sounds like a great job but where did you say we had to go?

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Karxan
August 2, 2012 - 10:28pm
What really happened to the mayan guy who did the calanders is that he died before he could pass on his knowledge to the next generation. So that left a vaccum about calander production and so the whole end of time, cycle, world, what have you. His world ended and so should everyone elses. Foot in mouth

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Shadow Shack
August 3, 2012 - 3:51am
Well I'm still sticking with "Hokey beliefs and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid."
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rattraveller
August 5, 2012 - 4:45am
UMMM didn't Han get proven wrong and had to be rescued from Carbonite by hokey beliefs and ancient weapons?
Sounds like a great job but where did you say we had to go?

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Shadow Shack
August 5, 2012 - 9:07am
Nope. Leia rescued Han from the carbonite via a good blaster and thermal detonator. It was the hokey beliefs and ancient weapon that kept him out of the sarlacc pit.

Only because he lacked a good blaster at his own side. Note how once he got a hold of a blaster, he rescued Lando from the pit...with blurred vision at that.
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jedion357
August 5, 2012 - 1:27pm
Wasn't it actually the guy with hokey religion and ancient weapons the came up with the seriously overcomplicated rescue plan that nearly got them all killed? Well maybe we cant complain about that too much since we did get to see Leiha in the slave girl outfit and its almost inevitable that if you go to a convention and there are people doing cos-play the Leiha's are almost always in the slave girl outfit. So lets here it for hokey religions and ancient weapons and their adherents who overthink rescue plans!
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Shadow Shack
August 5, 2012 - 5:26pm
True, but the two infiltrators (Lando & Leia) made it into Jabba's palace with...blasters.

Luke's ancient weapon wielding mechanical hand was hit by...a blaster.

Jabba's barge was destroyed by...a blaster.

Speeder Bikes? Blasters, only one by an ancient weapon after Luke's bike had been wrecked from piss poor driving skills (re: interlocking the directional vanes).

Shield generator bunker? Blasters.

Second Death Star? Blasters. (granted the book says the Falcon had concussion missiles, but on film it was the Falcon's turrets shooting at the reactor after Wedge took out the north tower power converter)


The entire rescue/escape plan hinged on the off-chance having a droid (where said ancient weapon was stowed) assigned to the barge. R2 could have just as easily been assigned to maintain the computer in Jabba's palace, and Luke would have been nodding at nothing prior to being digested in the Sarlacc's belly for a thousand years. At which point Han would have wrestled a blaster from one of the skiff guards and enabled an escape. Wink
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jedion357
August 5, 2012 - 6:22pm
@ Shadow: Now see, you're trying to confuse me with facts when I have a perfectly good opinion: I liked seeing Leiha in the Slave Girl costume. Wink
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Shadow Shack
August 5, 2012 - 7:28pm
See, that part was totally not part of the original plan.

Her predecessor (the twilek dancer) wasn't too shabby either. ;)
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jedion357
August 5, 2012 - 8:11pm
Shadow Shack wrote:
See, that part was totally not part of the original plan.

Her predecessor (the twilek dancer) wasn't too shabby either. ;)


Truth be told that in the original RotJ the twilek dancer's breast popped out of her costume when she was dancing and bounces up and down on screen for a second or two. I only noticed it because I watched the movie so many times back in the '90s and one day after working a double shift and zoning on the couch with the movie on I suddenly sat up straight and said, "Did I just see what I thought I saw?" thankfully the VCR had frame advance and sure enough there it was in all its green glory a boob on the screen.

Time passed and years later my step son borrowed Lucas's remastered edtion with extra footage and new cgi and I grabbed the remote and did a little frame advance out of curiousity and behold no boob.
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Shadow Shack
August 5, 2012 - 8:45pm
Yep, I caught that on the 12" LaserDisc. It was much better video quality than the worn out VHS tape I had...and I also noticed how it was CG-covered up in the DVD.
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jedion357
August 6, 2012 - 4:19am
I think it was Francis Ford Copolla (though it could have been someone else) that said, "Movies aren't finished their abandoned" Meaning you could always find something to make a movie better but at some point you just have to release it. Apparently George Lucas doesnt think so.
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Shadow Shack
August 6, 2012 - 8:13am
Well his attempt at 3D certainly flopped. Hopefully he gets the hint and won't 3D the other five flicks.

The good thing is nobody has to remake Star Wars. He already did that himself. Still, I keep expecting to see some Hollywood producer wannabe pitch the idea of a Justin Beiber Luke Skywalker/Robert Pattinson Han Solo remake and get the green light.
...just to prove that Lucas knew what he was doing the first time around.
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