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    Re: Cel nav in space
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2005 Jan 5, 19:38 +0000

    Some comments on recent postings by Charles Seitz-
    >The Russian satellite navigation system is called GLNOSS.
    No, not GLNOSS, GLONASS.
    >Also, the European union is currently developing their own system.  It's
    >called  GALELIO
    And in a later posting-
    >Maybe we might have enough knowledge navigate about our Milky Way galaxy
    >but heading out to explore another galaxy who be a greatest venture into the
    >unknown since Columbus sailed over the 'edge of the earth'.
    >We would need to travel there at light speed, if that's possible.
    Even travelling at light speed wouldn't do the trick. Our own Milky Way
    galaxy is so large that travelling at the speed of light, it would take
    about 100,000 years to cross it, and 30,000 years to get from the Sun to
    the centre.
    As for other galaxies, to get to the Andromeda nebula M31, visible with the
    naked-eye, travelling at the speed of light, would take over 2 million
    years. So even if we could travel at the speed if light, it's not on.
    contact George Huxtable by email at george@huxtable.u-net.com, by phone at
    01865 820222 (from outside UK, +44 1865 820222), or by mail at 1 Sandy
    Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.

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