A NASA team led by Harold White started to develop the engine space deformation that can move objects faster than the speed of light. With it, scientists are going to overcome the 4.3 light years that separate us from Alpha Centauri, for two weeks. The project was named Speed.
A few months ago the physicist Harold White stunned the world cosmonauts, announcing that he and his team at NASA began work on the development of the engine space deformation that can move objects faster than the speed of light, tells His proposed concept was ingenious reinterpretation Lavaliere drive, and can eventually lead to the development of the engine, which will transport the spacecraft to the nearest star within a few weeks – without violating the laws of physics.
Engine idea came to White’s head when he analyzed the remarkable equation formulated by physicist Miguel Lavaliere. In its work in 1994 under the name using the drive: high-speed travel in the general theory of relativity, Lavaliere proposed a mechanism by which space-time can be deformed both in front of and behind the spacecraft. In fact, if the empty space behind the spaceship will rapidly expand and contract ahead, it will push the ship forward. Passengers will take it as a movement, despite the complete lack of acceleration.
From the viewpoint of the mechanics of the engine, in the form of a spheroid object will be placed between the two regions of space-time with different properties. At the same time, nothing locally does not exceed the speed of light and space can expand and contract at any speed. Nevertheless, the space-time sufficiently rigid, so the creation of expansion and contraction effects will require a lot of energy to overcome interstellar distances in a reasonable time.
The idea is to change the White of the warp drive geometry – he corrected the shape of a ring Lavaliere, which is surrounded by a spheroid, making it thicker and more tortuous. The new approach can significantly reduce the required amount of exotic matter. White says that the disc deformation can result in action until less weight than that of the spacecraft Voyager 1.
The basis of the engine will be modified interference Michelson-Morley experiment, which allows to measure microscopic disturbances in space-time. White and his colleagues try to simulate the best Lavaliere drive in miniature using lasers to disturb space-time with a frequency of 10 million Hertz, transfers
Initially, the test device implements a large ring of potential energy – through the use of a ring of ceramic capacitors charged up to a voltage of tens of thousands of volts. White points out that physical forces arising from a quarantined field, may be a viable approach after these NASA experiments can go from the theoretical solutions to practical problems.