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Miguel Alcubierre, Inventor of Warp Drive?

Alcubierre space warp

Air Date: 09/09/2014
Run Time: 28:50

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  • Miguel Alcubierre, Theoretical Physicist, Nuclear Sciences Institute, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Topics: Rosetta and Philae, Pluto, Space Policy, comets, future technology, asteroids, comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Planetary Radio, explaining technology, Bill Nye

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Inspired by Star Trek, distinguished physicist Miguel Alcubierre developed the general relativity-based model for warp drive 20 years ago. Hear why he doubts it will ever be a reality, and learn about his current research on gravitational waves. See the jets shooting out of Rosetta's comet with Emily Lakdawalla. Bill Nye previews a Capitol Hill hearing about mining asteroids, and Bruce Betts spends a year on Pluto for What's Up.

Alcubierre space warp
Alcubierre space warp

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