posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 10:09 AM
John Lear posted a diagram of the anti-gravity drive that, as we all know, powers UFOs and propells them in their inter-stellar travails. I found
this diagram very cute and decided to annotate its elements, as well as point out things that do not make an iota of sense.
Originally posted by johnlear
The propulsion system on the saucer is a closed system and occurs in a 'tuned' tube to contain the matter-antimatter reaction.
Tuned to what?
A is the tube they shoot the proton to the tip of the 2 inch long arrowhead shaped piece of Element 115 (B).
They shoot a proton through a curved tube? Interesting. How do they do that? Protons don't follow curved path unless there is a magnet, and it's not
in the diagram.
C is the reaction of the matter-antimatter creating heat which through a thermionic generator creates positive voltage to run the
What is this antimatter (i.e. what is its composition)? Is is anti-helium, anti-protons? More importantly, due to charge conservation, when
anti-matter is created in this chamber, an equal amount of matter must be created. Where does it go and what is its composition?
Matter-antimatter reaction does not produce heat per se. It produces photons in GeV energy range. I like the way they drew a little bonfire of sorts
that's burning under the arrow-shaped piece of element 115, reminds me of kindergarten. Where is the "matter" fed which is supposed to meet the
"antimatter"? No answer from the diagram.
Miraculously, the "antimatter" goes straight down and does not back up that magic tube that "shoots protons".
Anyhow, the photons emitted can be absorbed and the energy dissipated in showers ultimately released it heat -- however, it is also inevitable that
the materials in the apparatus become radioactive after being subjected to the intense bombardment from the GeV range photons. So you have a little
Chernobyl on wheels... Sorry, Chernobyl in space.
Why doesn't the arrow shaped piece of metal melt under intense irradiation? Indeed, the whole apparatus must be running white-hot for thermionic
effect to work. Why there is a reference to the "positive voltage"? You will need to close the circuit anyway to utilize the current.
[edit on 8-1-2008 by buddhasystem]