How Close Are We From Faster Than light Interstellar Travel? - Groovy Science


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Saturday, October 20, 2018

How Close Are We From Faster Than light Interstellar Travel?

 I Don’t Know If You Guys Read My Previous Articles Or Not But You Can Clearly See That I’m a Huge Fan Of Science Fiction.I love When Something Abnormal Happens On Earth. Well, Hold On to that Thought because Today We are Going to Talk about Something Interesting and Way Too Science Fiction To Be Real. But It Might Just Be Possible.

 As Usual Every Morning I was Scrolling through My YouTube Videos And I Found  a Short clip about Warp Drive We’ll discuss That Clip Later, but It Was So Interesting that I became Too Excited And  Started Researching about Warp Drive. So Here Is What I found…

 Basically, Warp Drive is a Faster Than Light Spacecraft propulsion system. I know I know Many Of you Probably Would Say Nothing Can Go Faster Than Light And You Are Right…Nothing Can Go Faster Than Light. But, Distance Between Two Destinations Could Be Reduced By Wrapping The Space around That Spacecraft Allowing Ship To go Faster Than Light.

 Before We Go Further Let’s First Understand Simple Science Behind Warp Drive…Don’t Worry It's Not That Hard To Understand, I’ll Walk You Through It.

Science Behind Warp Drive!!

 First Of All, We Have To Understand Space Is Not Empty at All. It's Filled With Energy. Small Particles Are Always Popping In And Out. And This Energy Is Called Negative Energy. Scientists Believe This Could Solve Our Problem In Building A Real Life Warp Drive.

  So Now We Know What is Negative Energy Let’s Understand The basic Concept behind A Functioning Warp drive Spaceship. What Spaceship Would Do Is It Would Fill The Space Behind It With Negative Energy So Whole Space Would Be Pushing Our space Ship Ahead And Compressing The space on The Front Of Space Ship Hence Making The Distance Between Two destination Smaller. A Warp Drive Basically Warps The Space In a Way That It Becomes Easier To Travel Faster Than Light.

How Far Are We From Making It Reality?

"Everything within space is restricted by the speed of light" explained Richard Obousy, president of Icarus Interstellar, a non-profit group of scientists and engineers devoted to pursuing interstellar spaceflight. "But the really cool thing is space-time, the fabric of space is not limited by the speed of light."

 With this concept, the spacecraft would be able to achieve a sufficient speed of about 10 times the speed of light, all without breaking the cosmic speed limit.

 The only problem is, previous studies estimated the warp drive would require a minimum amount of energy about equal to the mass-energy of the planet Jupiter. 

 Thanks to a NASA physicist, the notion of warp speed might just travel out of sci-fi and into the real world.

 NASA's Harold White has been working since 2010 to develop a warp drive that will allow spacecraft to travel at speeds faster than light -- 186,000 miles per second.

 White, who heads NASA's Advanced Propulsion Team, spoke about his conceptual starship at a conference last fall. But interest in his project reached a new level when he unveiled images of what the craft might look like.

"There's no speed limit on the expansion and contraction of space," White said at the conference. "You can actually find a way to get around what I like to call the 11th commandment: Thou shall not exceed the speed of light."

 According to NASA, there hasn't been any proof that a warp drive can exist, but the agency is experimenting nonetheless. Although the concept doesn't violate the laws of physics, that doesn't guarantee that it will work.

"We're starting to talk about what the next chapter for human space exploration going to be," White said at SpaceVision.

 NASA And Other agencies Have Been Experimenting On This Method And It Just Might Be Possible In Few Year Maybe a Half Century To Make This Sci-fi Concept, Real. So, Don't Lose Hope There Is Still a Chance That One Day You Will Get on Mars In Just 3 minutes.

    Thanks For Reading My Article. If You Liked This Article Have any questions Ask Free In The Comments. I’ll Be Happy to answer you all.


  1. Great article -- but a careful proofread and edit is very necessary, as there are some grammatically jarbled sentences, primarily due to some obvious typos.

    Thought you might want to be made aware of that.