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Faster than Light Travel

  1. Nov 24, 2009 #1
    I was doing research on fastaer than light travel, and I came across a chart that said that said that a starship can only travel ten times the speed of light untill it occupies all points in space. (I understand that this is fiction, and is only possible in theory but I am still intreasted in faster than light travel.) What I dont get is how can an object inrease its surface area to occupy all points in space? I realize that the answer is it cant, but what if it did?
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  3. Nov 24, 2009 #2
    Here are the charts:
    http://games.pbem-portal.com/startrek/ussterranova/warpchart.html [Broken]
    http://www.startrek.com.sg/warp.html [Broken]
    Read the last line on the second one. It says that a starship traveling at 10 times the speed of light (warp 10) will occupy all points in space at the same time.
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  4. Nov 24, 2009 #3


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    That is a video game, it's not real and has no basis in reality.
  5. Nov 24, 2009 #4


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    You are on the wrong web page, we do not engage in idle speculation here.
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