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[log in to unmask] writes:
>I recall a SF novel (and a ST(NG? episode) that dealt with a planet
>orbiting
>its primary so quickly that in earth/ship time of one hour or so, life on
>the planet went from stone to bronze age; after another hour they were
>developing rockets.

Well, that was a ST Voyager episode as I remember it. It was something
like every minute was a couple of days or maybe years (i forget the
specifics) there. By the end of the episode (a few days) the planet had
reached a level of tech equal to Voyager. Voyager also appeared as a star
in their sky.



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without that desire, that desire to communicate, would not look as your
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