On Fri, 5 Jan 2001, Brent Allsop wrote:
> 45,000,000 * 5280 = 237,600,000,000 ft
> (half way point in feet when planets are nearest each other)
> 32 t^2
> ------ = 237,600,000,000 ft
> t^2 = 14,850,000,000
> t =~ 121,860 seconds
> 8640 seconds/day
> t =~ 14 days
amazing how easily our wetware loses track of zeroes, isn't it?
24*60*60 = 86400. so t=1.4 days.
> That would make me guess that doing the trip twice that fast
> (2 weeks instead of 4) would put someone near a constant 2 g
> acceleration the entire trip (or is it non linear or something?)
since the formula involves a square root, one'd have to quaduple
the acceleration in order to halve the time. i'm no expert, but 4 g sounds
like too much to ask of a human body.
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