Does anyone know? Yes they do

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Does anyone know? Yes they do

Postby Username » 26 Jul 2018, 9:41am

New Horizons cost about, well a lot.Google and Alexa says about $700 million. Dont know what that is in UK money but lets see how cheep it is to cycle to Pluto. Pluto's distance actually varies by the same distance that Uranus orbits. This itself is over a billion miles so lets ignore it. When NH flew by Pluto in 2015, Pluto was roughly 3.1 billion miles from earth.

So what is the cost of getting New Horizons to Pluto? 700 million divided by 3 point one billion is = I dont know exactly. But its about 22 cents per mile using current tech. Current tech involves hugely expensive and powerful rockets. These involve fire, flame and threats from Donald Trump. Can you imagine how cheap it would be if you just sent a bike there instead?

They already got a balloon to Saturn's largests moon, and they did that by killing less than ten polar penguins. TEN!

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Re: Does anyone know? Yes they do

Postby Tangled Metal » 26 Jul 2018, 9:46am

Of course the route there was a lot longer than the distance between pluto and earth. When you factor in slingshots and the like to get your speed up to actually make it.

But despite all that, what is your point?

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Re: Does anyone know? Yes they do

Postby chris_suffolk » 26 Jul 2018, 7:29pm

Tangled Metal wrote:But despite all that, what is your point?


Yes, confused as to what this thread is trying to say....I assume it has a purpose?

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Re: Does anyone know? Yes they do

Postby iandriver » 26 Jul 2018, 10:26pm

chris_suffolk wrote:
Tangled Metal wrote:But despite all that, what is your point?


Yes, confused as to what this thread is trying to say....I assume it has a purpose?


Oh, have none of us ever posted after the pub :D
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Re: Does anyone know? Yes they do

Postby CliveyT » 27 Jul 2018, 9:40am

iandriver wrote:
chris_suffolk wrote:
Tangled Metal wrote:But despite all that, what is your point?


Yes, confused as to what this thread is trying to say....I assume it has a purpose?


Oh, have none of us ever posted after the pub :D
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