Warp drive faster-than-light (FTL) spacecraft propulsion
Warp drive faster-than-light (FTL) spacecraft propulsion. A warp drive is to achieve speed faster than the speed of light — It was a concept popularized in Star Trek — Scientists of the modern day say, It is not as unrealistic as it was thought during those days.
Who says Physics is perfect? It is indeed not, There are some loopholes in Physics too. Physics says nothing can travel faster than light but there are some things which can be forced to by changing some dimensions of nature.
A warp drive is manipulation of space-time itself to drive a starship by taking advantages of the so called loopholes in the various laws of physics that do not permit anything to move faster than the light. Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre proposed the concept of real-life warp drive in 1994 However, After further calculations, Scientists found that such device would require loads of amounts of energy.
Warp Core – One of the primary components of a warp drive propulsion in the Star Trek universe was the “gravimetric field displacement manifold”, It was also referred to as a warp core. It is a reactor that accumulates the energy released by an explosion created by matter-antimatter annihilation to provide energy to power a warp drive.
In 2012, NASA’s renowned researcher Harold White hypothesized a theory on Warp Drive. He proposed that If we change the shape of the warp drive, There will be very less negative mass and energy usage, Although the amount of energy required is upto the mass of the observable universe or to the orders of magnitude much greater than anything that is possible by any modern technology.
According to NASA, As soon as the sound barrier broke. That day won’t be far away when the light barrier breaks too. Warp drive faster-than-light (FTL) spacecraft propulsion or any other term still remains at the level of speculation.They say Warp Drive is just a dream for now but they are still progressing towards the advancements in Ion Propulsion.