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SHOULD WE WAIT FOR CONTACTS WITH EXTRATERRESTRIAL BEINGS?

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The article discusses the problem of our contacts with other civilizations. It looks at some specific aspects of the flight. The author arrives at a conclusion that direct contacts even with a highly developed civilization is impossible because of vast distances separating one star from another. To get to a distant star system and back even at the velocity of light means to annihilate a mass comparable with that of a planet or a star. The author proposes equations which enable evaluating certain parameters of this hypothetic flight.

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УДК 629.78

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149-151

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