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An Egyptian Teenager Has Created A Next Gen Quantum Space Propulsion System

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 2 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "19-year-old physicist Aisha Mustafa has patented a next generation spacecraft propulsion system based on quantum physics that could send spacecraft to other solar systems—without using a single drop of fuel."

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The problem with usign the quantum vacuum... (1)

scorp1us (235526) | more than 2 years ago | (#40158789)

Is that the vacuum is very barely energetic. The last time I looked for numbers on this it was so empty as to be measured in single digits of particles per cubic meter of space. Also, it seems that presence of matter discourages these quantum particles from forming. Ergo, the thruster described would not work. It's been a number of years since I looked into this, I could be wrong but I'm 99% sure this is a non-starter.

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