A new study claimed that warp drives for future spacecraft are possible, thanks to the so-called soliton. If space agencies can have this capability, astronomers and other space experts will reach other planets and even distant galaxies in no time.
According to Interesting Engineering's latest report, scientists and researchers are studying superluminal travel, which could lead to faster-than-light propulsion. This technology could allow humans to travel distant stars in a single lifetime.
And now, new novel research found a way on how to make this a possibility. Classical and Quantum Gravity journal is the first one to publish this study.
The researchers involved in the latest study claimed that hyper-fast solitons could make space warp drive a possibility. Here's how this innovation works:
How soliton could achieve warp drive
To give you more idea, a soliton, also called a warp bubble is a compact wave capable of retaining its original shape as it moves at a constant velocity. If you watch "Star Trek" or "Star Wars," you will notice that the spaceships in those movies are getting distorted when they enter warp mode.
This could destroy the spacecraft and also endanger the passengers. A soliton could be the answer to this problem. However, the study's researchers explained that solitons need to rely on sources with only net-positive energies capable of traveling at any speed.
On the other hand, Erik Lentz, the new study's author, explained that their innovation employs the structure of space and time organized in a soliton or warp bubble. This will help space experts to achieve a unique solution for superluminal travel.
Will NASA and SpaceX have this new technology?
As of the moment, the researchers involved in the study didn't confirm if they will work with SpaceX, NASA, or other giant space agencies. It is important to remember that this innovation is still a theory. On the other hand, the hyper-fast solitons also don't exist yet. If the scientists decide to work with giant space agencies, it will still take them more than 50,000 years. You can click here for more details.
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Written by: Giuliano de Leon.