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Monday, 16 June 2014 08:36

NASA Unveils Warp Drive Spacecraft

NASA physicist Harold White is hard at work on a real-world warp-speed starship—he has been since 2010—and it looks phenomenal. This might one day be the vehicle that take humans deeper into space than we ever imagined—to worlds we can only view from afar. For now warp speed is only the stuff of science fiction, but White and other colleagues are exploring the idea, specifically the possibility of “space warp,” which would exploit a loophole in the theory of general relativity. With the help of Mark Rademaker and 1,600 hours of work, White dreamt up an incredible concept that looks as though it was plucked right from an episode of Star Trek. Fittingly the starship is currently named IXS Enterprise. It might not exist in your or my lifetime, but it’s something mankind is actively making progress toward. For warp speed to be possible, a vehicle would need to travel faster-than-light by bending space around it, essentially making distances much shorter than they actually are. No matter what technology we have, 560 light years is going to take ages unless we figure out how to warp the space around us...Learn more and view more images on our forum.



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