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Comments on Exoplanets May Reach 'Warp Speed'
More interesting theories about rogue worlds. (Read the complete story)

"The short story "Flatlander" by Larry Niven involves a planet traveling at near light speeds."
(Erik N. 3/28/2012 9:37:14 AM)
""Warp Speed" is commonly used to refer to something moving faster than light."
( 3/28/2012 9:57:35 AM)
"Erik, thanks, I'd forgotten that reference; I can't remember the last time I read that story. Regarding the other comment about 'warp speed', I was quoting the scientist in the article. However, your point is well taken, since the theory predicts speeds of no greater than a fraction of the speed of light. Perhaps I can weasel my way out of it by referencing the idea of 'warp factor 0.5'. See this article for more information -"
(Bill Christensen 3/28/2012 10:39:44 AM)
"In Jack Williamson's THE LEGION OF SPACE (1934) the evil Medusae have made Barnard's Star speed through space (Barnard's runaway star). In Stanley Schmidt's LIFEBOAT EARTH (1978) the Kyyra are moving their planet to escape the galactic core explosion, and pause long enough to start Earth moving as well"
(Winchell Chung 3/28/2012 1:58:54 PM)
"And I totally forgot about the Puppeteer planetary migration, in which a perfect Klemperer rosette of planets is formed by extremely conservative sapient herd animals. See the entry for Kemplerer (Klemperer) Rosette from Ringworld, the classic 1970 novel by Larry Niven."
(Bill Christensen 3/28/2012 5:07:16 PM)
"And in thinking about it further, I forgot what is probably the earliest mention I can think of. In his 1934 novel Triplanetary, EE 'Doc' Smith refers to moving a planet."
(Bill Christensen 3/28/2012 5:10:39 PM)
"Did the Earth move for all of us?"
(Peter Jacobs 3/28/2012 9:45:12 PM)

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