2021-11-27

Researchers say the technology used in spacecraft is expected to allow people to arrive in Los Angeles from New York in one second

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Visit: the propagation speed of light in the activity Hall of Alibaba cloud’s 11.11 cloud carnival is about 186000 miles per second. Therefore, it can reach the moon from the earth in one second. Creating vehicles that can reach the speed of light will not happen soon because there are too many variables to determine. However, researchers suggest that technology for spacecraft can allow people to take advantage of a small part of this speed. This may be enough to completely change the way we travel

Researchers say the technology used in spacecraft is expected to allow people to arrive in Los Angeles from New York in one second

traveling at one percent of the speed of something may not sound like much. However, even if it is only one percent of the speed of light, we can travel at a speed of nearly 7 million miles per hour. This means that it takes only a little more than a second to get from New York to Los Angeles. This is about 10000 times faster than taking a commercial plane. Of course, it is not easy to harness this power. While scientists are studying things like warp drives, the technology we have used in spacecraft can give us a chance to achieve faster speed

in 2010, researchers began using something called a solar sail on some spacecraft. The idea behind the solar sail is to capture the power from the sun and use it, similar to the way ordinary sails use the wind. There are many complex mathematical operations behind this technology, but researchers believe that if it can be transferred to more commercial means of transportation, it may be able to make a breakthrough in travel mode

Researchers say the technology used in spacecraft is expected to allow people to arrive in Los Angeles from New York in one second(1)

the solar sail is essentially a thin plastic sheet attached to the vehicle. They use the captured sunlight to propel them forward. Some scientists think they can one day propel spacecraft to 10% of the speed of light

we already have this technology, so why don’t we use it? It’s not that simple. Energy is an important factor in rapid movement. Any moving object has energy generated by the motion. This is called kinetic energy. To travel faster, you will need a lot of kinetic energy. But the problem is that increasing the speed of an object requires a lot of kinetic energy

so far, we haven’t even managed to reach one percent of the speed of light. In fact, the closest is NASA’s Parker solar probe. In 2018, NASA launched the probe from earth. After launch, it flew over the surface of the sun and used its gravity to reach a speed of 330000 miles per hour. This is still only 0.5% of the speed of light