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    A fascinating competition to devise an efficient way of colonising the galaxy has resulted in this beautiful—and provocative—visualisation.

    This is the 10th running of the Global Trajectory Optimisation Competition (GTOC X), which is organised by the Mission Design and Navigation section of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. These contests present complex problems having to do with space travel, to which aerospace engineers, physicists, mathematicians, and computer scientists must devise efficient solutions. GTOC X says these competitions are “a way to foster innovation in optimisation of interplanetary trajectories and cross-fertilisation of ideas between researchers in optimisation and in astrodynamics.”

    For the latest competition, contestants had to settle the Milky Way galaxy in the most efficient way possible given the constraints laid out by the rules of the contest.

    The winner of the competition was a team of four Chinese research organisations, including the College of Aerospace Science and Engineering and the National University of Defence Technology (their visualisation is available here), while second place went to a team from China’s Tsinghua University (video not yet available). Third place went to the Advanced Concepts Team (ACT) from the European Space Agency.



    https://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2019/06/ne...ut-the-galaxy/

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    Oh no! are we going to spread chaos through out the galaxy?

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    Default Re: How Humanity Could Spread Throughout the Galaxy

    Quote Posted by Bubu (here)
    Oh no! are we going to spread chaos through out the galaxy?
    It is a very depressing thought: humans spreading throughout the galaxy. Not only chaos, we will trash it out, exploit it and try to show our dominance if there is anyone to have war with. Humans have a long way to go in their conscious development before we should have the privilege of leaving earth.

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