ATTENTION: The Boards will be closed permanently on May 28th, 2014. Posting will be disabled on April 28th, 2014. More Info

The Slingshot Effect

sachindp

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 1

Report this Dec. 19 2012, 10:08 am

I've got a question about the sling shot effect. I really don't understand how it throws you back in time. What is it specifically about the whiplash created by the speeding starship as it bounces of the gravitational field of a large stellar body that allows you to travel back in time. I understand that traveling faster than the speed of light will take you back in time, but if the starship can on its own travel at such a speed, than what is the use for the slingshot?

Beershark

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 2590

Report this Dec. 19 2012, 11:50 pm

As a plot device.


CORPORATIONS AREN'T PEOPLE! Soylent Green is people.

Vger23

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 6799

Report this Dec. 20 2012, 7:46 am

Quote: sachindp @ Dec. 19 2012, 10:08 am

>

>I've got a question about the sling shot effect. I really don't understand how it throws you back in time. What is it specifically about the whiplash created by the speeding starship as it bounces of the gravitational field of a large stellar body that allows you to travel back in time. I understand that traveling faster than the speed of light will take you back in time, but if the starship can on its own travel at such a speed, than what is the use for the slingshot?

>


 


Actually, warp drive does NOT allow starships to travel faster than light. It creates a bubble "universe" that allows the ship to exist outside of the normal universe and avoid the limiting issues of relativity.


I think the slingshot effect is basically the combination of gravity and the warp bubble interacting with each other to create unique conditions that allow for time travel. It's not just the sheer velocity.


I AM KEE-ROCK!!

Recently logged in

Users browsing this forum: FleetAdmiral_BamBam

Forum Permissions

You cannot post new topics in this forum

You cannot reply to topics in this forum

You cannot delete posts in this forum