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(Daily Mail)   Bad news Scotty: Star Trek-style 'warp drive' systems could turn spacecraft into Death Stars which destroy planets on arrival   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 18
    More: Repeat, Star Trek, planets, Miguel Alcubierre, warp speed, warps, speed of light, Death Star, David Geffen  
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2012-11-17 04:30:27 PM  
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Don't the Star Trek rules of their fiction mention that engaging warp drive too close to a planet results in lots of bad things happening?

...only have a passing knowledge of Star Trek, not up on all the details
2012-11-17 03:17:43 PM  
2 votes:
Who says you have to land on the spot that you are going to? Just park it out in space somewhere and use the less than warp engines to navigate to the nearest Class M planet
2012-11-17 02:10:50 PM  
2 votes:
Maybe just point it a little to the side of the planet when entering the coordinates. Space is surprisingly full of nothing in most places.

How 'bout that?
2012-11-17 08:00:51 PM  
1 votes:

StopLurkListen: Fano: GAT_00: The arrival effect of Alcubierre drives when they collapse their warp field has been known for like 3 years now.

Way to stay on top of things Daily Fail.

I was trying to recall how long this has been known.

Also, it takes the entire power of the universe to charge up, I think.

Well, it's all theoretical at this point, so there's no experimental proof of any of these theories being correct. Yet.

Until recently, the estimate was that you'd need an equivalent "Jupiter" mass's worth of energy to warp space; more recently was someone who theorized a differently-shaped warp bubble resulting in much less energy - a "Voyager probe" mass's worth of energy.

There will be experiments soon on a tiny scale. Fascinating, probably a dead end, but yay science! Sometimes you get surprised.


Interesting choice of a unit of measure . . .

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2012-11-17 06:18:06 PM  
1 votes:
depends on what technology you use.....
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2012-11-17 05:29:49 PM  
1 votes:

FloydA: You would prefer another target, a military target? Then name the system!


brilliant!
2012-11-17 04:46:42 PM  
1 votes:
Now we have an ultimate weapon against the Romulans and Cardassians.

Given a ship with both Warp and Impulse drive, and that Impulse is as close to light speed as you can get without actual warp drive, just get close and then go to impulse the rest of the way?

/so I guess warp drive is just impulse in warped space?
2012-11-17 04:36:14 PM  
1 votes:

simplicimus: President Merkin Muffley: A. OFN
B. The people that make this claim don't understand warp theory. The ship isn't traveling anywhere.

So, foldspace from Dune?


The Alcubierre Drive means the space surrounding the ship technically isn't in motion. It's creating a bubble of space that moves faster than light outside of the bubble surrounding the ship and it rides on that. The energy released when that bubble is collapsed and space returns to normal is responsible for the radiation hell that kills off whoever is waiting for you.
2012-11-17 04:33:10 PM  
1 votes:

StopLurkListen: Don't the Star Trek rules of their fiction mention that engaging warp drive too close to a planet results in lots of bad things happening?

...only have a passing knowledge of Star Trek, not up on all the details


The rules in Star Trek regarding warp drive seem to be pretty flexible. Galaxy Quest seems closer to what's possible.
2012-11-17 04:31:28 PM  
1 votes:
That's why you're not supposed to go into warp while in a solar system. Too much risk.
2012-11-17 04:28:09 PM  
1 votes:

President Merkin Muffley: A. OFN
B. The people that make this claim don't understand warp theory. The ship isn't traveling anywhere.


So, foldspace from Dune?
2012-11-17 04:22:03 PM  
1 votes:
A. OFN
B. The people that make this claim don't understand warp theory. The ship isn't traveling anywhere.
2012-11-17 04:10:49 PM  
1 votes:
So just 3D print a new planet on arrival? Duh?
2012-11-17 04:10:05 PM  
1 votes:
"We gotta build a million of them!"

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2012-11-17 03:52:12 PM  
1 votes:
First invent a working Star Trek-tyop warp drive. Then see if it destroys a planet on arrival.

Typical luddites. Always biatchin' about technology wrecking things before they actually do.
2012-11-17 03:36:23 PM  
1 votes:
The arrival effect of Alcubierre drives when they collapse their warp field has been known for like 3 years now.

Way to stay on top of things Daily Fail.
2012-11-17 02:18:48 PM  
1 votes:
You would prefer another target, a military target? Then name the system!
2012-11-17 02:06:00 PM  
1 votes:
Ok, so what's the bad news?
 
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