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Plausibility: apparently impossible
December 22, 2009 8:31 AM Subscribe
Ten Ways to Travel in Deep Space
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from New Scientist.
"Unfortunately, the Alcubierre drive has a host of problems. For one thing, the amount of energy needed to sustain the warp is greater than the total energy of the universe, although modifications to the shape of the bubble might help. The drive would also kick up a lot of radiation, which would threaten the astronauts' lives. And there is no evidence that exotic matter even exists."
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