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Default space is big

cool to see this animation about speed of light & communicating with Mars.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/techn...?ocid=msedgntp
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And that is when it is at its closest. It gets a lot worse when Mars is on the other side of the Sun.
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I once saw a scale model of the solar system done at 1 mile diameter. The planets were too small to see and the sun was a small ball. Space is big and very empty. Even in a solar system.
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Another side of this fact (space is big--very, very big): have you gone out on the Traveller Map until you can see most of the Galaxy? There's a long way between seeing the galaxy--or even just the local arms--and charted space.
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Another side of this fact (space is big--very, very big): have you gone out on the Traveller Map until you can see most of the Galaxy? There's a long way between seeing the galaxy--or even just the local arms--and charted space.
Yes I have. Both awe inspiring and horribly humbling.
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“Space,” it says, “is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is. I mean you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to space."
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View of 63 of Jupiter's moons in motion. Space is not only big but big even for moons around a gas giant. Anyway - looks cool to me.

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I always really enjoy these
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I always really enjoy these
I love those animations - helps to give a sense of scale sometimes. Plus they are often just pretty.

and there can be game-useful stuff: I mean, some of those further out moons probably have hydrogen and are way, way far from the gas giant (though with 6G not particular long in travel time). So a small refueling base could be hidden due to radiation and distance hopefully obscuring your traces. If you wanted pirates in your game.
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Default and not as crowded as we thought

https://www.cnet.com/news/nasa-space...an-we-thought/

"In short, space is so dark there can't be as many galaxies out there, adding their faint glow to the backdrop, as astronomers have previously estimated."
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