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Ah! Forget hyperspace. Those Star Wars people have no clue.Subspace it is !!The Star Trek (first broadcast 1966) universe equivalent of hyperspace is known as subspace. Although similar in concept to hyperspace, subspace plays a slightly different role in FTL travel. Subspace exists in layers, all of which are "below" normal three-dimensional spacetime much like the different layers of a cake. When a starship is traveling at FTL speeds (commonly known as "warp" in the Star Trek universe), the ship itself does not enter subspace. Instead, the ship either reacts a steady stream of deuterium and anti-deuterium together, or else taps the massive energy of an artificial quantum singularity in order to power large subspace field-generating coils ("warp engines"). The field (known as a warp field) extends into subspace, allowing the enclosed starship to travel at FTL speeds while it remains within an inner sphere of normal spacetime (similar in concept to a 20th century hydrofoil). Wrapping a spaceship within the warp field prevents the relativistic time dilation normally associated with standard FTL travel, and allows interstellar travel to continue in a reasonable amount of time.Source: ...sorry, you cannot view external links. To see them, please
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Does anyone want to contemplate the Alcubierre drive? Instead of trying to make a vessel travel faster than the speed of light this essentially encapsulates the vessel in a "bubble" of spacetime. You take regular time along with you while pushing yourself along by bending the fabric of space around you. At least, I think that's how it works. Could anyone explain this better? I can't find much by way of explanation on it.Takes a heck of a lot of energy, though. That much I know.