In 1905, Albert Einstein came up with his “Theory Of Relativity,” according to which no object can travel faster than the light’s Speed (186,000 miles per second). Was he right about it? Will humans never be able to achieve space travel? Is there nothing in the vast universe that can beat the speed of light?
Well, Einstein was a theoretical physicist, and what he believed was his theory of relativity, but NASA’s Hubble telescope has already spotted thousands of objects traveling faster than light.
As the researchers confirmed, the universe is expanding even faster than light which can be seen in galaxies that are getting faint, and that only means that they are traveling faster than light. It is simple: when something violates the light’s Speed, it breaks the laws of physics.
Joseph Agnew, a scientist from the University of Alabama, is confident that space travel will become real in the near future. And spaceships like Star Wars or Star Trek will be brought to life by engineers.
The technologies described in science fiction films do not violate the laws of physics – the scientist is sure that man can create a superlight engine.
New technologies will help humanity solve the issue of overpopulation of the Earth, and in space, it will be possible to build stations for life or find a planet suitable for humans.
Agnew claims that all this will be possible with the idea of Warp drive theory which includes curvature of space and time and the special Alcubierre bubble (it is the process of compressing space in front of a spaceship and expanding behind a flying vehicle).
As a simple example, the scientist said: “Suppose you have a craft that’s in the bubble. What you would do is, you’d compress space-time ahead of the craft and expand space-time behind it.”
By doing it, there would be a low-pressure area in the front of a craft and a high-pressure in the back. Now, following the laws of physics, the craft would move towards the low-pressure area.
To overcome superluminal speed, a spacecraft needs energy equal to the mass of Jupiter. However, this is not a big problem for specialists, and in the conditions of the laboratory and experiments, after 50-70 years, such an engine can be recreated.