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Graoutchmeuh t1_j29soab wrote

Two things :
>Be glad you did meet those who originally left.

Didn't you mean "Be glad you did NOT meet..."?

And the missile the wiped out the dinosaurs fell 65 millions years ago, not 165.


S1eepyZ t1_j2b4ikt wrote

Could take place in the far future


K1_ultra t1_j2b9dfs wrote

100 million years later is enough time to colonise the galaxy at an acceptable rate I think we would either be long dead or the aliens would already be dead, known about or enslaved


S1eepyZ t1_j2bdejp wrote

Yea, but it was the only explanation I thought of.


Zak_The_Slack t1_j2dmyuq wrote

Thanks for the improvements! Just fixed the numbers and the typo


Far_Assistant_4315 t1_j2brxe7 wrote

Yeah, and also-

>Because that missile wiped out all life on this planet 165 million years ago.


>“So,” I started to say, “You’ve been traveling for…”
>Around 165 million years, give or take.

Why would they wait 165 million years to start traveling to Earth, (assuming the missile goes the same speed as the the ship) to colonize the place?

Maybe they wanted to let Earth "cool down" after a total extinction event, but I doubt that 165 million years is even enough.


akeean t1_j2c17cs wrote

The missle accelerated faster to a fraction of c while the generational ship ramped it's speed up (and then down) slowly in comparison, since it was humungus in size?

That wouldn't make much of a difference over 65m years, since even at 1g acceleration you get to 10% of c in a few decades.