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12 hours ago, Lexx said:

I think it's more that 1950s sci-fi writers knew what they were writing about. :p Sci-fi of today is most of the time just fantasy where magic is disguised as technology. 

Okay, so why does the 1950s moon lander have fins, hmm? 😉

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https://www.universal-sci.com/article/undersea-volcano-energy-release

For a long time, it was presumed that volcanic eruptions taking place on the bottom of oceans were boring compared to those that happen on dry land. After all, 'terrestrial volcanos' produce breathtaking, violent displays of fire and drama while their underwater counterparts merely generate some slow-moving lava pours.

Nothing could be further from the truth though. As scientists retrieved data from remotely operated vehicles deep in the North East Pacific, they discovered that phenomena known as megaplumes release so much energy that they could power an entire continent.

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(1) Voyager 1 detected 'Hum' in Deep Space - YouTube

The best guess is gas of varying density. If interstellar space is full of gas that is curious and possible problematic. Velocity meeting resistance creates (micro)friction. Friction means loss of momentum. Sure we're talking about tiny changes but they would be both cumulative and exponential over time. 

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10 hours ago, Guard Dog said:

(1) Voyager 1 detected 'Hum' in Deep Space - YouTube

The best guess is gas of varying density. If interstellar space is full of gas that is curious and possible problematic. Velocity meeting resistance creates (micro)friction. Friction means loss of momentum. Sure we're talking about tiny changes but they would be both cumulative and exponential over time. 

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https://www.universal-sci.com/headlines/2017/5/12/early-earth-was-almost-entirely-underwater-with-just-a-few-island

It might seem unlikely, but tiny grains of minerals can help tell the story of early Earth. And researchers studying those grains say that 4.4 billion years ago, Earth was a barren, mountainless place, and almost everything was under water. Only a handful of islands poked above the surface.

Scientists at the Australian National University are behind this study, led by researcher Dr. Antony Burnham. The mineral grains in the study are the oldest rocks ever found. They’re 4.4 billion year old zircon mineral grains from the Jack Hills of Western Australia, where they were preserved in sandstone formations.

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2 hours ago, Raithe said:

Well oceans are teaming with life. Even in the Arctic and Antarctic. So I wouldn’t call it barren. It would definitely suck for us though.

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