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Re: starship-design: stuff

Well, I don't think that any kind of matter today is actually moving 
beyond c. The "missing mass", as it is called, should be accounted for by 
more "ordinary" forms of matter. This means it doesn't have to be really 
exotic; it's just so faint that we cannot see it at vast galactic 
distances (remember: a star like our sun would be completely invisible at 
the distance of the Andromeda Galaxy; and most stars are much smaller...).

All right, there are a lot of neutrinos around, but as the data from 
SN1987A suggests are they too lightweight to account for all of the Dark 
Matter. So there must be something different (non-baryonic??) matter around.

(it would be helpful if some astronomer could hang in at this point...)

On Fri, 9 Jan 1998, Mike Cross wrote:

> Hmm.  Time.  It bugs us all, huh?!  4.7 c?  That sounds neat.  My friend told
> me that much of the matter in the universe might very well be going faster
> than c, making it harder for us to detect it, and that there might be more
> mass than we thought.  He said that like maybe 99% if the universe is
> neutrinos flying around, though us, all the time, everywhere.  I dont think I
> spelled neutrinos right, either.  Hmm.
> Are there any plans online for a spaceship that people have been working on?
> I'm going to guess thats a big yes.
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