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Brown Bag Friday.
But 1st, Why?
Discover tonnes of new things, species or civilisation, be an intergalactic species e.t.c
Earth-Like Exo Planets
The closest being in Alpha Centuri (3rd brightest starts) which is 4.3 light years away
Even light is slow
It would take 4.3 years to get to Alpha Centuri travelling at the speed of light.
How far is Alpha
Fastest Man-made object
Would take 70, 000 years
Don't even think about it
The state of the art space shuttle would take 165,000 years travelling at a speed of 28,300 Kph
Is FTL possible?
Travelling 10 times faster than the speed of light.
Would it not be f#@%!$#+
We choose to go to the moon
So what is warp drive?
To understand warp drive we first have to relativity
Theory of relativity
Space and time are two parts of the same thing.
When you move
From one point to another, time also moves.
The object remains still inside a warp bubble and space moves around it.
Miguel Alcubierre (1994)
Gravity can warp time/space
But you would require energy equivalent to the whole of U.S.A's consumption every year
Harold White (2012)
1st Problem probably solved
Only antimatter can make such a massive amount of energy
When matter and antimatter collide, they annihilate each other releasing a large amount of energy in the process
Is FTL still Possible?
Did cars, planes, computers, android phones, touch screens, icecream and even electricity exist waaaayy back?
1st intergallactic travel
NASA plans to do the 1st intergalactic travel before
the end of the 21st century (85yrs counting down)
To Infinity and beyond.
To Infinity and beyond
By Eugene Mutai