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17th Aug '16 5:04:54 PM HiddenWindshield
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** The molecular interpenetration anchors that secure a boat to the docks on Earth are pure fantasy. The scoop field operates by "seizing hydrogen atoms by their dipoles -- no ionization needed," for which no current scientific basis exists.
*** Actually I have to disagree with this. A hydrogen atom has a magnetic dipole, since it has an unpaired electron and a proton, both possessing spin. A magnetic dipole can be subject to a force if it is immersed in a space-varying magnetic field. So yes, in theory, you can move, collect and collimate hydrogen atoms/protons by their magnetic fields alone without ionizing them.
17th Aug '16 5:02:20 PM HiddenWindshield
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* TimeDilation - It keeps increasing, to the point where years are going by for every second the ship experiences. Unfortunately, he does it wrong. Time dilation is a distinctly tricky phenomenon to understand without digging deep in special relativity -- to a spaceship traveling close to the speed of light, the rest of the universe appears to be travelling past while the spaceship is stationary, therefore the spaceship would see time pass normally for itself and time pass more slowly for ''the rest of the universe''. Things would only change (and the effect become prominent) upon deceleration.
** This is wrong. Or rather - it is correct for a body travelling at constant speed, but that's not the ''Leonore Christine'', which is almost constantly accelerating or decelerating during the whole course of the story. The only time when they're travelling at constant speed is when they're into intergalactic space and are doing repairs.

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* TimeDilation - It keeps increasing, to the point where years are going by for every second the ship experiences. Unfortunately, he does it wrong. Time dilation is a distinctly tricky phenomenon to understand without digging deep in special relativity -- to a spaceship traveling close to the speed of light, the rest of the universe appears to be travelling past while the spaceship is stationary, therefore the spaceship would see time pass normally for itself and time pass more slowly for ''the rest of the universe''. Things would only change (and the effect become prominent) upon deceleration.\n** This is wrong. Or rather - it is correct for a body travelling at constant speed, but that's not the ''Leonore Christine'', which is almost constantly accelerating or decelerating during the whole course of the story. The only time when they're travelling at constant speed is when they're into intergalactic space and are doing repairs.
17th Aug '16 4:59:53 PM HiddenWindshield
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* MarriedToTheJob - One of the requirements for joining the crew was that you have no family or ties to Earth.
** This is incorrect. In the first chapter, Reymont talks to Lindgren about her "old, distinguished, well-to-do family; an affectionate one, I gather; father and mother alive, brothers, sisters, cousins, surely anxious to do everything they can for you in the few weeks that remain. Why did you leave them today?"
25th Jun '16 9:54:10 AM Gan_HOPE326
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** This is wrong. Or rather - it is correct for a body travelling at constant speed, but that's not the *Leonore Christine*, which is almost constantly accelerating or decelerating during the whole course of the story. The only time when they're travelling at constant speed is when they're into intergalactic space and are doing repairs.

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** This is wrong. Or rather - it is correct for a body travelling at constant speed, but that's not the *Leonore Christine*, ''Leonore Christine'', which is almost constantly accelerating or decelerating during the whole course of the story. The only time when they're travelling at constant speed is when they're into intergalactic space and are doing repairs.
25th Jun '16 9:53:40 AM Gan_HOPE326
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** This is wrong. Or rather - it is correct for a body travelling at constant speed, but that's not the *Leonore Christine*, which is almost constantly accelerating or decelerating during the whole course of the story. The only time when they're travelling at constant speed is when they're into intergalactic space and are doing repairs.
25th Jun '16 9:49:35 AM Gan_HOPE326
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*** Actually I have to disagree with this. A hydrogen atom has a magnetic dipole, since it has an unpaired electron and a proton, both possessing spin. A magnetic dipole can be subject to a force if it is immersed in a space-varying magnetic field. So yes, in theory, you can move, collect and collimate hydrogen atoms/protons by their magnetic fields alone without ionizing them.
20th Mar '16 3:29:07 PM jaschrumpf
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** This is incorrect. In the first chapter, Reymont talks to Lindgren about her "old, distinguished, well-to-do family; an affectionate one, I gather; father and mother alive, brothers, sisters, cousins, surely anxious to do everything they can for you in the few weeks that remain. Why did you leave them today?"
9th Jun '15 8:13:58 AM Micah
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* AFatherToHisMen - Subverted with the captain, who starts off easy going and friendly but becomes more withdrawn from the crew after the disaster.


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* AFatherToHisMen - Subverted with the captain, who starts off easy going and friendly but becomes more withdrawn from the crew after the disaster.
21st Feb '14 8:05:14 AM mlsmithca
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* NightmareFuel - In-universe example. The rogue star systems in interclan space[[labelnote:*]] lone stars and planets floating in the middle of nowhere[[/labelnote]] are enough to make the crew black the windows right away.
19th Feb '14 10:48:03 PM Chaos624
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* NightmareFuel - In story. The rogue star systems[[labelnote:*]] lone stars and planets floating in the middle of nowhere[[/labelnote]] in interclan space are enough to make the crew black the windows right away.
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