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Surfing gravitational wave

  1. Apr 2, 2015 #1
    Is it possible to pulse Alcubiere drive once to catch up a gravitational wave to surf it, then pulse again to stop?
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  3. Apr 2, 2015 #2


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    Not according to our current understanding of the physics involved.
  4. Apr 2, 2015 #3
    Thank You for the reply Nugatory. I was guessing that would be the answer, although i was always thinking about orbital mechanics as "surfing the gravity". Its still a good idea about concept art or something :) Anyway i started watching lectures by Kip Thorne about the gravitational waves and got his book (for some reason i have deep interest in that matter although im not physicist and i cant do the maths myself).
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