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Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 10:46:58 -0800
From: Michael Andre-Driussi 
Subject: RE: (urth) probable distance from Urth to Bleen

Blattid wants new numbers.  Okay!  A 10:1 time dilation suggests somewhere
between .98 c and .99 c, I reckon.

LEG    RATE      TIME         TIME      DISTANCE
Boost  0.01 g  100 years    80 years      0.5 light years
Glide  0 g     700 years    70 years    686.0 light years
Boost  0.01 g  100 years    80 years      0.5 light years
TOTAL          900 years   230 years    687.0 light years

>... I tend to think that the _Whorl_ most likely has a boost of
><< 1 G -- probably .01G or so. Reasoning: the Cargo know enough
>about the skew of gravity that they can discuss, in fairly learned
>terms, the way it affects the behavior of GEVs going too fast in
>an antispinward direction. If the ship decelerated at any
>appreciable fraction of G, then floater drivers -- at least those
>who occasionally drive fast -- would notice that the "central"
>direction for getting into a plow had shifted. O'course, if that
>happened nearly a century ago, they _could_ all have forgotten it
>by Silk's time ... More generally, though, I suspect people would
>remember (certainly the chems would) a time when things fell a bit



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