Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Trek and Anti-Trek

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Proposed by Mexican theoretical physicist Miguel Alcubierre in 1994, the drive would propel a ship at superluminal speeds by creating a bubble of negative energy around it, expanding space (and time) behind the ship while compressing space in front of it. In much the same way that a surfer rides a wave, the bubble of space containing the ship and its passengers would be pushed at velocities not limited to the speed of light toward a destination.

Of course, when the ship reaches its destination it has to stop. And that’s when all hell breaks loose.

Written by gerrycanavan

March 1, 2012 at 11:55 am

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  1. A potential upside: if local inhabitants on the receiving end of a warp bubble get blasted with gamma particles, we’d create whole populations of Hulks.

    jbj

    March 1, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    • I worry there could be some potential for blowback.

      gerrycanavan

      March 1, 2012 at 1:32 pm


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