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Jul 8, 2022

FTL03: Alcubierre Warp Drives

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In Episode 3 we look at the concept of warp drives, a theoretical type of spaceship propulsion that warps spacetime to allow faster than light travel. We discuss the basic concept and the scientific and technological hurdles to developing it, along with clearing up many of the myths about it.

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References: Miguel Alcubierre’s original 1994 paper.
http://arxiv.org/pdf/gr-qc/0009013v1.pdf.

Finazzi, Liberati, and Barcel’s 2009 Analysis of Instabilities.
http://arxiv.org/pdf/0904.0141v2.pdf

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