Originally posted by zeeblebotDepends on the spectrum of the main stars. If they are like our sun, there would be maybe a lot of UV but not much X ray or cosmic ray stuff. I sure would like to put a probe in the middle of it and look around. 10 billion years old. If life could exist there, it would be 5 billion years ahead of life here. Time enough for entire planets to blow up and come back, eh.
a radiation hell
Originally posted by sonhouseThe part of the undestanding of the universe for people living in a place of the universe like that interests me.
If you could not see the outer stars they may develop a limited understanding of their place in the universe. What do you think?
Originally posted by FabianFnasOr Titan, which also has thick clouds and a better chance of life.
The part of the undestanding of the universe for people living in a place of the universe like that interests me.
We too live in a place where understanding of galaxies came quite 'late'. We see our own galaxy as a streak of light over the sky. It was a leap to realize that this was our galaxy seen from within, that other spiral nebulae actually was ga ...[text shortened]... ays covered with dense clouds. What would their scientific community think about the universe?
Originally posted by lauseyEasy, this one.
How did you calculate that?
Originally posted by zeeblebotYou could have a heck of an interstellar civilization in such a cluster, where everyone is within 30 or less light years away. Even sub light speed ships could manage that. If we had spacecraft capable of .5c, Alpha Centauri would be less than ten years away.
Trullion: Alastor 2262 (1973) is a science fiction novel by Jack Vance first published by Ballantine Books. It is one of three books set in the Alastor Cluster, ‘a whorl of thirty thousand stars in an irregular volume twenty to thirty light-years in diameter’. Three thousand of the star systems are inh ...[text shortened]... the manner of Harun al-Rashid of The Thousand and One Nights, goes among his people in disguise.