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Constructing an Alcubierre Warp Drive

The possibility of faster than light travel

NASA scientists collaborated with an artist to produce realistic concepts of what a warp drive could look like.

We see them all the time in the best science fiction stories — ships with warp drives that make it possible for the characters to explore new planets and new galaxies. These crafts would go even faster than the speed of light except, if general relativity taught us anything, it’s that nothing can exceed the speed of light…




where the future is written

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Ella Alderson

Ella Alderson

Astrophysics student, writer for over a decade. A passion for language and the unexplored universe. I aim to marry poetry and science.

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