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Warp Drive Engine Could Suck Earth Into Black Hole

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by jobberone, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    "Star Trek" makes faster-than-light travel look easy, but according to new calculations by Italian physicists, a warp drive could easily create a black hole that would incinerate any passengers on a space craft and then suck Earth into a black hole.


    "Warp drives are so far the best case scenario to attain faster-than-light travel," said Stefano Finazzi of Italy's International School for Advanced Studies. This paper "makes it much harder to realize, if not almost impossible, warp drives."


    In normal physics, nothing can move faster than the speed of light. Einstein's theory of relativity forbids it. In normal space any object approaching the speed of light will increase in mass exponentially, and require an exponential increase in the amount of power needed to propel it forward.


    http://news.discovery.com/space/warp-drive-black-hole.html
     
  2. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    "All this has happened before.. and it will happen again"


    :laugh2:
     
  3. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    What do you subscribe to? Particle physics or string theory? :)
     
  4. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Man, I don't know either as I can't do the math but anyone can understand the plain English parts. Particle physics sounds boring to me. In fact almost all of it is boring observations whether the very large or very small. Definitely some wierdo stuff in quantum physics. I like the spooky action at a distance thingy.
     
  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Could we have it just suck Philadelphia into the black hole?
     
  6. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Cleveland's #1 Cowboys fan

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    This ^ :laugh2:
     
  7. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Isnt it a black hole already? lol
     
  8. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    i am pretty sure a black hole cant suck another black hole
     
  9. Lodeus

    Lodeus Well-Known Member

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    :laugh2::laugh2:
     
  10. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Actually, they can. :)
     
  11. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    it just sounded nice so i took the rim shot :D

    you are actually correct since black holes are essentially just huge magnets and "suck in " what ever falls within their gravitational field (including other stars and smaller black holes)
     
  12. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    [youtube]e6Jm6P26S2A[/youtube]


    Funny guys but wouldn't take that too much further. Be good. :)
     
  13. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    :lmao:
     

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