Invented a way to achieve the speed of light

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Invented a way to achieve the speed of light

Interstellar travel — a challenge for future researchers of the Universe. Because of the huge distances between star systems to each other, the transport of the future will have to learn to use impervious modern human physical strength. But what if things could be much simpler than previously thought? As the portal , our descendants will be able to travel between the stars on ships, moving through time and space at the speed of light. In order to realize the dream of mankind a reality, the vehicles of the future will use hyperspeed stars and meteors, accelerated by supernova explosions. So really the mankind's dream to conquer the Universe may one day be implemented?

is it Possible to fly to other stars?

People always wanted to conquer yourself cold and lifeless space, inviting its inaccessibility and mystery. Deciding to give hope to humanity, Harvard Professor Manasvi Lingam and Abraham Loeb held a curious study of how interstellar space ships can use wave caused by the explosion , by analogy with sailing ships, using their movement the force of the wind. Working on the explosive power of distant stars, the spacecraft of the future would move with an easy magnetic sails. Generating traffic in an extraordinary way, the vehicle of the future would not need engines or fuel to work.

Well-Known project , in which Russian businessman Yuri Milner plans to make a trip to the star alpha Centauri, will develop the fastest spacecraft in history. It is known that the device called Starshot will use for their movement special lasers, allowing him to reach speeds far exceeding that which would have been possible using only solar radiation.

Project Starshot, invented by Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking, to be caused to reach the nearest star in 20 years

According to the idea of Milner, powerful lasers that accelerate the device up to 20% speed of the speed of light, will help us get to the next nearest only a quarter of a century. However, experts from Harvard University decided not to stop at this figure, think of the alternative to expensive laser systems. The researchers believe that light sail with appropriate parameters can achieve speeds close to light, if in proximity with the mechanism will be located a powerful source of energy — supernova. According to preliminary calculations, such «surfing on the supernova» can occur even in the case that the star will be, and many millions of miles from us: energy from the explosion, we still should be enough to disperse a small space sail to relativistic velocities.

The Sail, using the energy of a supernova may differ from other vehicles of the presence of several benefits: reaching the speed of light, the device will not require expensive equipment or frequent repairs, but will have its own nuances. So, a supernova in our corner of the galaxy not exploding as often as I would like, and their appearance we can calculate only with inconveniently large error, which sometimes reaches several million years.

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In Addition, there are also some engineering issues that we will need to solve before sending the machine into space. First, we need to come up with a special a highly reflecting material capable of emitting the excess heat and the incoming light. Secondly, we also have to carefully calculate the path of the device as long as it does not fall under the area of the supernova explosion. Thirdly, the sail will have to have some special type of shielding, as even the smallest particle embedded in the apparatus at high speed, will be able to launch the space device the number of serious injuries.

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Despite the fact that we have yet to explore ways of solving such problems, scientists are optimistic. It is known that a number of experts proposes to allow facing their difficulties by creating not light, and the electric sail. If Yuri Milner to take advantage of such technology when sending mission Starshot, we will know soon enough: it is known that the mission of the Breakthrough to go Starshot into her 20 years later.

Space vehicles of the future will be able to use the energy of supernovas

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