Breaking the warp barrier for faster-than-light travel: Astrophysicist discovers new theoretical hyper-fast soliton solutions, as reported in the journal Classical and Quantum Gravity. This reignites debate about the possibility of faster-than-light travel based on conventional physics.

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I can’t wait to watch the PBS Space Time that explains this to me.

SchtivanTheTrbl

What are some of the methods for reducing the energy required as alluded to in the article?

Megav16

If I remember this correctly they decreased the theoretical speed of the Alcubierre drive and made it not powered by exotic, potentially fictional, negative mass. It’s still fantastically advanced and requiring a planet’s worth of energy.

XDevils_AvacadoX

Three basic possibilities with this that I see as a layman: 1. Their math is wrong 2. General Relativity is wrong 3. They’re correct 2/3 are *super exciting*

theqwert

I know we’re not, but i just allowed myself to think that we might be on schedule for Zefram Cochrane’s flight and i was briefly very happy.

JekriKaleh