RE: extropian galactic colonization

Jones, Spike (
Mon, 04 May 1998 17:05:28 -0700

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> From: Jones, Spike
> >if there is interest, i will
> > > post the results of converting the declination, right ascention
> > > tables into rectangular coordinates.
> >
> >It would be nice to get that data, I could always do a rendering of

ok here ya go. this is a list of the 150 nearest stars converted
to rectangular coordinates. you can copy and paste the table
below into microsloth excel or rendering programs, etc.

it can be seen that the same mother nature that gave us such
a wonderful planet on which to evolve dealt us a lousy hand
for colonizing the rest of the galaxy. first of all, we are soooo
far from the center of the galaxy. second, none of the nearest
four stars are a good bet for colonizing: the closest is too small,
the second and third are too close to each other, so that they may
have long since cast away their raw materials we need to build
things. the fourth closest is too small. and after that, they are
getting awfully far away... {8-[ darn it to heck. spike