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My name is Fabian Romo and I live in Quito Ecuador South America at Latitude 0 0 0. I like astronomy a lot and I have two Meade telescopes: one 16 inches (Equatorial) and one 10 inches (Dobsonian) and I use to read books about astronomy and cosmology. I read Kip S. Thorne book "BLACKHOLES & TIME WARPS EINSTEIN'S OUTRAGEOUS LEGAGY", and based on the page 40 paragraph that I am copying to you; "with a 1-g acceleration for the first half of the trip and 1-g deceleration during the second half, the voyage will require 2 billion years as measured on Earth, but, thanks to the speed-induced warpage of time, only 42 years as measured by the crew in the starship." I have some questions: 1). Can you find Kip S. Thorne E-mail and send it to me? If the first question is not possible: 2). Can you send me the formulae that was used to make those calculations? 3). What was the maximum velocity of the starship? 4). Assuming that our body can resist 20 g accelerations and that we have enough fuel: 5). What will be the maximum starship time that we can accelerate so we do not exeed 75% of the light speed? In term of years, what will mean for the Universe that trip? 6). What will mean for the Universe in term of years a 10 year starship acceleration at 20 g? What will be the maximum velocity? I will apreciate if you can answer for me this questions. Regards FRomoP
Re: VRD--Kip S. Thorne book
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