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Nasa Warp Drive theory

Post by pal28 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:24 am

Please check this theory on warp drive could this be star wars or star trek look at the phoenix this is how it would look for real in our times

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/te ... drive.html
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Re: Nasa Warp Drive theory

Post by Flocke » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:43 am

Cool, I read on the EmDrive for satellite propulsion years ago, great to see it got prooved by NASA too and is making progress.
However it's far from a warp drive as I know but rather is comparable with the ion propulsion in that it produces a small but constant amount of acceleration.

The physics on how the EmDrive works isn't completely understood yet as far I read, but it is suggested that the microwaves push against the quantum vacuum plasma theoretically existant throughout all the space and while it looks to violate the law of momentum by converting energy into propulsion with no back thrust, it preserves the conservation of momentum and energy.

In my understanding it rather prooves that mass is equatable to energy following the rules of the theory of relativity.
Now considering the microwaves travel at light speed themselves it's hard to imagine that at near light speed it still would produce the same amount of thrust. But if energy really could be equated to acceleration dismissing any pressure and back thrust effects you indeed just would need to put enough energy into a small enough mass by some kind of outer accelerator or collect enough energy over the time.

Anyhow, whether it works beyond light speed or not, it's a promising awesome technology to maybe some day visit Proxima B, the closest known exoplanet about 4.2 light years apart https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxima_Centauri_b :D

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Re: Nasa Warp Drive theory

Post by pal28 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:33 pm

On the last report regarding this it says nasa has achived warp drive do you know anythink about this? thats how the phoenix looks for real on the link
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Re: Nasa Warp Drive theory

Post by Flocke » Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:42 pm

pal28 wrote:On the last report regarding this it says nasa has achived warp drive do you know anythink about this?
that's just a publication gimmick, out of now that technology is far from being warp capable even if it theoretically might work as long the physics remain unclear

right now they'd be happy to feature it to e.g. keep satellites or the ISS in orbit some day or possibly speed the flight to mars
and that technology neither was invented by nasa, but finally they got convinced to proof whether the EM drive propulsion works at all in some laboratory where they achieved some micro newtons of acceleration or something

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