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Posted by: Ekkehard Augustin - Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:25 am
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Post Emission handling   Posted on: Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:25 am
This morning I read that the astronomers are going against the Prometheus program because they fear that the emission of radiation and particles of nuclear engines and drives may blind radio telescopes. It sounds as like the light pollution of large cities and towns which has negative imacts on optical observation by telescopes.

So what about a Centennial Challenges Prize for a technology and a way to handle those emissions in order to avoid negative impacts of nuclear drives on observations by radio telescopes and observations at all?



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Post    Posted on: Wed Sep 07, 2005 7:46 pm
I don't know that you can. We will know the path of such particles as it stands. The only solution is heavy shielding for any reactor--and the placement of radio telescopes outside the heliopause. They seem to make do with the sun--which is a nuclear reactor after all.

More Green nonsense.


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Post    Posted on: Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:10 pm
Totally. The noise from any ion/nuke drives would be a known factor that could be mathematically removed from any observation. And such noise would be an infinitesimal whisper against the flood of energy from the sun.

The USSR put a number of FISSION REACTORS in LEO already, for cryin' out loud! If it was a problem we'd already be blind!

Did any actual radio astronomers sign their names on that statement?


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