For decades, we have dreamed of visiting other star systems. There’s only one problem – it’s so far away from a conventional spaceflight, it would take thousands of years to reach even the nearest one.
Physicists are not the kind of people who leave easily. Give them an impossible dream, and it will give you an incredible, imaginative way to make it a reality. Maybe.
A new study by Eric Lentz, a physicist at the University of G ગttingen in Germany, found that we may have a practical solution to this dilemma, and that it is more possible than other rap drives.
This is an area that attracts plenty of brilliant ideas, providing a different approach to solving the puzzle of traveling faster than each light: receiving the means to send something into space at excessive speed.
However, there are some problems with this concept. In traditional physics, according to Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, there is no real way to reach or move beyond the speed of light that we need for any journey measured in light-years.
However, physicists have not stopped trying to break this universal speed limit.
While there will always be a large number of things moving forward with the speed of light behind them, spacetime has no such rule of its own. In fact, the universe is already being pulled faster than its light is expected to match.
In order to bend small bubbles of space in the same fashion for transport purposes, we need to solve the equations of relativity to create the density of the space that is less than the vacuum of space. This type of negative energy occurs on a quantum scale, while a sufficiently iling glow in the form of a ‘negative mass’ is a field of foreign physics.
In addition to facilitating other types of abstract possibilities, such as wormholes and time travel, the negative energy release can help a force called the Alcubier wrap drive.
This speculative concept would use negative energy radiation theories to navigate the space around an imaginary spacecraft, able to travel faster than light without challenging conventional physical laws, except for the reasons mentioned above, we cannot expect to provide such imaginary fuel. Source to begin with.
But, without the need for any kind of foreign physics that physicists have never seen, is it possible to travel in any way from light to fast that believes in Einstein’s relativity?
In the new work, Lentz proposes that we can do this, thanks to what he calls a new class of hyper-fast solitons – a type of wave that retains its shape and power while moving at a constant velocity (and in this case, Faster than light).
According to Lentz’s theoretical calculations, these hyper-fast solitary solutions may exist in general relativity, and they are derived entirely from positive energy radiation density, i.e. there is no need to consider foreign negative energy energy density sources that are not yet confirmed.
With sufficient energy release, the configurations of these solitons can act as ‘rap bubbles’, capable of excessive motion, and theoretically capable of passing through space-time when protected from heavy tidal forces.
It’s an impressive feat of theoretical gymnastics, although the need for energy release means that this rap drive is only a speculative possibility right now.
“The energy energy required for this drive to travel at the speed of light, which consists of a spacecraft of 100 meters in radius, is the order of the mass of Jupiter hundreds of times,” says Lentz. “
“Nuclear energy savings need to be sharply variable, with an intensity of about 30 orders, in the range of modern nuclear fission reactors.”
While Lentz’s study claims to be the first known compromise of its kind, his paper arrives at exactly the same time as other recent analyzes published this month, which also proposes an alternative model for a physically viable drive that is not. Negative energy is required to function.
The two teams are now in contact, Lentz says, and the researcher wants to share more of his data so other scientists can find his data. In addition, Lentz will explain his research over a one-week period – in a live YouTube presentation on March 19.
There are still many puzzles to solve, but the free flow of such ideas is our best hope to have the opportunity to visit distant, twinkling stars.
“This work has moved one step away from theoretical research in basic physics and closer to engineering to the problem of faster light travel,” says Lentz.
“The next step is to figure out how to bring down the astronomical amount of radiation in today’s technologies, such as the need for a large modern nuclear fission power plant. Then we can talk about building prototypes first.”
These findings are reported Classical and quantum gravity.