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Warp Drive More Possible Than Thought, Scientists Say

Warp Drive More Possible Than Thought, Scientists Say
HOUSTON — A warp drive to achieve faster-than-light travel — a concept popularized in television's Star Trek — may not be as unrealistic as once thought, scientists say. A warp drive would manipulate space-time itself to move a starship, taking advantage of a loophole in the laws of physics that prevent anything from moving faster than light. A concept for a real-life warp drive was suggested in 1994 by Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre; however, subsequent calculations found that such a device would require prohibitive amounts of energy. Now physicists say that adjustments can be made to the proposed warp drive that would enable it to run on significantly less energy, potentially bringing the idea back from the realm of science fiction into science. "There is hope," Harold "Sonny" White of NASA's Johnson Space Center said here Friday (Sept. 14) at the 100 Year Starship Symposium, a meeting to discuss the challenges of interstellar spaceflight. Warping space-time Laboratory tests Related:  science explains world

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Robert Hastings • Articles -- UFO Hovered Near Missile Launch Control Center at Minot AFB UFO Hovered Near Missile Launch Control Center at Minot AFB Retired Officer Says Several ICBMs Dropped "Off Alert" September 19, 2012 The 1966 event mentioned in the newspaper article below was apparently not the only UFO incursion at Minot's missile sites that year. Minot Daily News, Dec. 6, 1966, pg 1 Minot Daily News, Dec. 6, 1966, pg 2 On April 10, 2010, Schindele told me: My recollection of a "UFO incident", while serving in the US Air Force, has diminished with time and it has been difficult to recall some of the specific details of what I experienced. I recently asked Schindele if he had ever spoken with his former missile commander after retiring from the Air Force. Schindele's experience may or may not be related to the UFO incursion mentioned in the newspaper article above. UFO Report Minot AFB 8-25-1966 (pg 1) UFO Report Minot AFB 8-25-1966 (pg 2) UFO Report Minot AFB 8-25-1966 (pg 3) Salas' former missile commander, now-retired Col.

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Alcubierre drive Two-dimensional visualization of the Alcubierre drive, showing the opposing regions of expanding and contracting spacetime that displace the central region. The Alcubierre drive or Alcubierre metric (referring to metric tensor) is a speculative idea based on a solution of Einstein's field equations in general relativity as proposed by theoretical physicist Miguel Alcubierre, by which a spacecraft could achieve faster-than-light travel if a configurable energy-density field lower than that of vacuum (i.e. negative mass) could be created. Rather than exceeding the speed of light within its local frame of reference, a spacecraft would traverse distances by contracting space in front of it and expanding space behind it, resulting in effective faster-than-light travel. History[edit] Alcubierre metric[edit] The Alcubierre metric defines the warp-drive spacetime. Mathematics of the Alcubierre drive[edit] where is a positive definite metric on each of the hypersurfaces. and with arbitrary parameters .

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The Warp Drive Could Become Science Fact A warp drive to achieve faster-than-light travel -- a concept popularized in television's Star Trek -- may not be as unrealistic as once thought, scientists say. A warp drive would manipulate space-time itself to move a starship, taking advantage of a loophole in the laws of physics that prevent anything from moving faster than light. A concept for a real-life warp drive was suggested in 1994 by Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre, however subsequent calculations found that such a device would require prohibitive amounts of energy. Now physicists say that adjustments can be made to the proposed warp drive that would enable it to run on significantly less energy, potentially bringing the idea back from the realm of science fiction into science. "There is hope," Harold "Sonny" White of NASA's Johnson Space Center said Friday (Sept. 14) at the 100 Year Starship Symposium, a meeting to discuss the challenges of interstellar spaceflight. Warping Spacetime

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