Although the theoretical and technological barriers to achieving light speed are considerable, a team of
If humans are to travel to the stars, it will require finding a way to manipulate space and time around a vessel by creating a "warp bubble." Theoretically, it may be possible to expand space on one side of a ship and contract it on the other by using a small amount of an exotic matter present throughout the universe that many suspect already violates physical laws.
Right now such speculation is closer to science fiction than scientific reality. But without major breakthroughs in understanding the physics of time and space, humans will never achieve long-distance space travel.
Outlandish theories like warp drive are part of what it means to be human. Every great journey begins with a bold, sometimes crazy, step into the unknown. Once science starts down that road, people may find that things weren't as impossible as they thought.
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