Friday, March 23, 2012

Fast worlds

Consider this: The fastest macro-scale objects in the universe may be runaway planets, some of which have been clocked at 30 million miles per hour. That's about .1c...a pretty respectable pace.

These runaway planets are being slingshotted out of our galaxy.

How about a society or a culture that ends up, deliberately or otherwise, going along for the ride. Or, consider this...what about a society or a culture from another galaxy that ends up here by that means.

And how fast could a lighter object that slingshots around a black hole go...such as a ship?