Alcubierre Drive: NASA’s Warpdrive is “Faster-Than-Light Speed” [VIDEO]

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The drive is a speculative idea by theoretical physicist Miguel Alcubierre which is based on a theoretical solution of Einstein’s field equations in general relativity.The idea is to create a spacecraft that could achieve faster-than-light travel if a configurable energy-density field lower than that of vacuum could be created by contracting space in front of it and expanding space behind it, resulting in

The idea is to create a spacecraft that could achieve faster-than-light travel if a configurable energy-density field lower than that of vacuum could be created by contracting space in front of it and expanding space behind it, resulting in effective faster-than-light travel.

A warp drive enables faster-than-light travel by warping space-time around it and that is what Miguel Alcubierre proposed – a device that causes the space in front of the spacecraft to contract, while the space behind it expands.

This creates a warp bubble that carries the spacecraft through space-time at 10 times the speed of light. It’s long been thought that the distortion of space-time is possible, but in this case there’s a huge step between theoretical and experimental possibility.

There are numerous problems with an Alcubierre drive — such as whether you’d be able to survive inside the bubble, or my personal favorite: annihilating the entire star system when you arrive at your destination — but the sheer amount of energy required to reach the speed of light, let alone surpass it, is probably the main drawback.