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Lightspeed travel!

  1. Jun 28, 2004 #1
    Would this be possible - a spaceship detaches from the fabric or space-time sending a spherical ripple traveling at c which reforms at a diameter's distance bringing the space-ship back into being there. Because the ripple travels a longer distance than the space-ship, the spaceship would travel less than c so it wouldn't violate relativity.
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  3. Jun 28, 2004 #2


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    Basically a refinement of this idea is the Alcubierre space warp, one of a variety of suggestive but not yet practical "metric engineering" approaches within general relativity.
  4. Jul 6, 2004 #3
    Holes Able To Be Exploited In "The Loop" Of Relativity

    Yes, I believe your idea to be possible.

    Good luck proving it but!
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