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Nasa Developing Faster-than-light Warp Drive

Posted on June 13th, 2014 by Ben Spera

Ku-xlarge(5)NASA is currently working on a theoretical propulsion drive which will allow humans to travel not only faster than light, but much faster. Most current proposals offer near light-speed at best, but this idea goes even further, making interstellar travel very feasible within the lifetime of a single human. It is extraordinary in the fact that it will make the universe much smaller, allowing us to reach out and physically touch our celestial neighbors.

The design being developed by NASA is a modification of the Alcubierre drive, first theorized by physicist Miguel Alcubierre in 1994, warps the space-time dimension surrounding a ship rather than physically propelling the ship itself through space. This method is what allows the ship to travel at seemingly impossible speeds without violating any scientific principles.

The modified Alcubierre drive is claimed to have the capability of traveling the 4.3 light-years distance to our nearest star, Alpha Centauri, in only 2 weeks. If perfected, this system would make celestial bodies, once thought unreachable, not only accessible but conveniently accessible.

Origin: Before It’s News

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