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#18 - anonymous (05/05/2013) [+] (5 replies)
"turn left in 42478924789432789 meters"
#1 - anonymous (05/05/2013) [+] (4 replies)
lol, 5km in space is not even a speck of distance compared to its size
User avatar #4 to #1 - traveltech (05/05/2013) [-]
Exactly, that's why it's such a good system
User avatar #8 - ihaveakeyboard (05/05/2013) [+] (11 replies)
the thing is, I wonder if they account for the pulsars moving? I mean, the universe doesn't remained fixed, and it will get a shit-ton harder to triangulate your position when your reference points are sliding around
#10 to #9 - ihaveakeyboard (05/05/2013) [-]
that is going to be hard as fuck to program... damn good of them then.   
shit, hat is just that much more awesome   
   
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that is going to be hard as fuck to program... damn good of them then.
shit, hat is just that much more awesome

.gif random, but kinda related
#3 - Lambda (05/05/2013) [+] (2 replies)
User avatar #41 - abstract (05/06/2013) [+] (5 replies)
Use it on NASA's future warp drive spacecraft

io9.com/5963263/how-nasa-will-build-its-very-first-warp-drive
#7 - hackapelite ONLINE (05/05/2013) [-]
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User avatar #74 - mrgoodlove (05/06/2013) [-]
Cool, now anytime I'm traveling in space I wont get lost
#20 - ukuleleofvengeance (05/05/2013) [-]
op
op
#5 - blacktothefuture (05/05/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Awww yea, one step closer.
User avatar #71 - colegaleener (05/06/2013) [+] (1 reply)
sounds pointless
#68 - Thenewguygunther (05/06/2013) [-]
man it would suck to miss your exit with this


damn space cornfields
User avatar #88 - piab (05/06/2013) [-]
Is it voiced by Morgan Freeman?
User avatar #46 - kyloking (05/06/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Wouldn't it be called UPS, universal positioning system?
User avatar #51 to #46 - Ryukenblaze (05/06/2013) [-]
well yeah..but UPS would sue..
User avatar #37 - blademontane (05/06/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Now all we need is an actual interstellar spaceship for this to be useful. Kinda like owning an Xbox game without an Xbox
#12 - muffinssnuffims (05/05/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Umm... you guys do realize that pretty much every modern satellite already has a star tracking system to determine it's position, velocity, etc.

Space GPS (which really should be called UPS's or something since it isn't "global") has been around for quite some time. That said, maybe this is an improvement or something, but this is nothing new as far as methodology or techniques go.
User avatar #17 to #12 - enkmaster (05/05/2013) [-]
You're wrong.

The GPS used by satellites is synched only to their position relative to their over Earth orbit.

Space probes and such know where they are due to calculations made before launch (as in, say, if it has this much thrust and its been x amount of time, it is here)
and via radio broadcasts between the probe and earth.

#94 - eatingmachine (05/06/2013) [+] (3 replies)
As amazing as this is to me it has one flaw! Due to relativity, the coordinates would constantly change. The signals are all moving separately in different directions at different speeds. You'd need to find at least 3 fixed positions in the universe for accurate UPS (Universal Position System - super fancy). It's the same problem I have with time travel. Even if at some point we are able to move back or forward through time, we'd need to estimate exactly where the earth was, and the desired position you'd want to appear, based on how far it had traveled through the universe in the amount of time you wish to travel. If you DON'T pin your location on this, you'd likely end up in the vacuum of space, or possibly in some solid object.

Just a build up of thoughts I've had for years and only now find them relevant to discuss on the internet.
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#75 to #70 - fhfiction (05/06/2013) [-]
this is irrelevant in every way possible.
User avatar #65 - frichein (05/06/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Pulsars: highly magnetized and rotating neutron stars that emit beams of radiation at set intervals.
User avatar #85 to #65 - HOLYCARP (05/06/2013) [-]
Pulsars are inter-stellar road signs.

Made in a space factory and everything.
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