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    Centaur and Lagrange

    Thanks for the reply. Nice I love hearing about strange objects in our solar system. Both Janus-Epemethiu and Patroklus look fascinating. Will have to include them in a story :)
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    Centaur and Lagrange

    Hi again How much mass would a centaur need to have Lagrange points? (is a centaur of this size plausible?) In the story I'm working on a massive centaur passes near Jupiter's 4th Lagrange point, such that the centaur's Lagrange point and Jupiter's overlap. Could the centaur come at an angle...
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    Slowing down my 0.4c spaceship

    Ship is travelling at .4c. It is medium sized, about 1500 tons displacement. One way I want to slow down is using a parachute of sorts to use the drag from the interstellar medium. This doesn't have to be the majority of the deceleration, just a small part. A percent a year is fine. What I...
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    Experiments to do in deep space at 40% of c

    Thanks everyone, I got some good ideas from this thread :)
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    Experiments to do in deep space at 40% of c

    Yea, especially with the long time frame. Just collecting would be boring.
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    Experiments to do in deep space at 40% of c

    The LISA is pretty cool, the characters have access to drones and could do things like that. They're already do some large array imaging, I once visited Pierre Auger Observatory and am using some ideas from that type. They're not trying to prove any theories or anything, data collection is good...
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    Experiments to do in deep space at 40% of c

    No advantage of being out of heliospheres for anything?
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    Experiments to do in deep space at 40% of c

    They have internal spin gravity. I was thinking about things like detecting early universe gravity waves. Would being far from a star system's gravity help in this?
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    Experiments to do in deep space at 40% of c

    For many in the story that is exactly what it is.
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    Experiments to do in deep space at 40% of c

    yea, its the outside of the ship I'm thinking
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    Experiments to do in deep space at 40% of c

    The story doesn't give them the sleep option, they don't have reliable tech for that, so I'm trying to figure how they would fill the time.
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    Experiments to do in deep space at 40% of c

    Nothing interesting about interacting with the slower interstellar medium?
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    Experiments to do in deep space at 40% of c

    Hi there, first post here! I'm working on a story and at one point there is a ship travelling at 40% of C. The characters are on a long trip, fifteen years or so, I'm wondering in a ship far from any star system going at a % of C, what kind of interesting experiments could one do. The ship...
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