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.


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


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.


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*


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.