Re: Humor: Years and light-years.

Damien Broderick (
Fri, 12 Sep 1997 11:47:13 +0000

[sending via lucifer after bouncing from - gak!]

At 08:16 PM 9/10/97 -0500, Eli wrote:

>Or, moving light-years during a single advance (which presumably takes only a
>few months to develop) would require a large Tau factor, meaning that you
>going close to the speed of light and time would slow down.

Small Tau factor. Vanishingly small as you approach c. (Which is why Poul
Anderson called his classic novel of a runaway Bussard starship *Tau Zero*.)

Damien Broderick