posted on Nov, 12 2012 @ 08:59 PM
Firstly it would be unwise to use Tachyon particles within the atmosphere, this I will get to later.
Most think that Tachyons have no mass, and as far as we know this is still true, but say we create a device that can gather them around a Spaceship,
this DOES NOT remove the weight that the Spaceship has. By this effectively then the Tachyons inherit the mass of the spaceship so to say. This then
leads me to using it in the atmosphere. Now that the tachyons have a form of "mass" then bringing the spaceship to FTL in the planets atmosphere.
This could have dangerous results. One byproduct of particle accelerators is antimatter. Now think for a minute Matter + Antimatter = 100 energy
transfer. The spaceship traveling FTL in our atmosphere could have the same effects. Whats worse is that Antimatter in our atmosphere acts like a
super hydrogen bomb. What happens it that when it comes into contact with matter it detonates. Being quickly consumed, yet its the radiation and the
rest of that nasty stuff that expands outward rapidly and eventually it meets the top of our atmosphere, and is bounced back much like radio waves
further compounding the expansion of this deadly explosion. With FTL technically the spaceship would be energy yet at the same time it has mass, ie
plasma. Now think about Plasma traveling at the speed of light in our atmosphere. It would have a shock wave traveling at the speed of light so
everything about it would be destroyed. Basically what I am saying is that using a Tachyon drive system in atmosphere is illogical. Now with space, we
would have to clear the gravity well of any celestial body before activating it. The reason being is that even though the Tachyons don't have mass,
the spacship does. Say you try going FTL with, lets say a Tachyon rail (using Tachyon particles like a monorail here on Earth), and you are still in
the gravity well. Well there are hypothetically three out comes (if you can think of any others feel free to respond)
1.) You make it unscathed
2.) You make it yet you are hundreds of light years off of your target
3.) You're like that bug on your windshield.
That's just my two cents.