I have some pure astronomic / physics questions, that are 100% inspired by a scifi work. E.g.:
- Star needs thosands of years, if not more, to go to nova and to dectect it a wide range of measurements must be conducted; how could Picard detect such event (in "The Inner Light" episode of Star Trek Next Generation) during only 10 years and using only a telescope?
Where such question would fit better (in anywhere)? Here or on Physics?