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Closest and Smallest Black Hole Known Discovered
(04-26-2021, 01:18 AM)Bear Wrote: So it's.... what, 1500LY? So, someplace that, in-story, people would reach about 3K years from now? At that date I don't think it's going to be the very first starlifting project, but it would certainly be notable as the first highly-efficient starlifting project taking advantage of tidal energy generated by a black hole.
The first probes would probably reach it during the Version War, 4400 AT or a bit earlier; but the War would probably delay any major engineering works until the ComEmp period. Note that we are seeing it as it was 1500 years ago, and when the Terragen probes get there it will be 5900 years older in its own frame of reference. Is that enough time to develop an accretion disk? I'll assume not.

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RE: Closest and Smallest Black Hole Known Discovered - by stevebowers - 04-26-2021, 02:08 AM

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