Tuesday, January 03, 2017

why you can't slingshot around a star


slingshotting around stars won’t help you. They got this idea from the fact that probes in our solar system often slingshot around other planets, like Jupiter, to pick up speed.  But that speed comes from the angular momentum of Jupiter orbiting the Sun, not from Jupiter’s gravity

so their conclusion?
The movie is filled with science defying bullshit for no good reason.  And beyond that, the writing is bad — developments happen for no other reason than that they needed to happen that way in the script.
headsup AICN

sigh. I usually like sci fi but I will probably pass on this (not that I'd see it until it hits HBO).

If the science or medical part of the drama is fake, I usually take a pass. Which is why I rarely watch medical shows.

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