You’ve discovered a habitable exoplanet, but so has an an evil interplanetary mining corporation. Can you get to the planet before they strip it bare and leave it unsuitable for life? You’re going to need a ship, the Lorentz Transformation and the Wait Equation. Hang on, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
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With the discovery of Trappist-1 and its surrounding exoplanets it’s all the more important that we unlock the secrets of long-distance space travel. In order to do that we have to better understand the relationship between space and time and understand how moving faster than the speed of light is the same as traveling back in time.
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