It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by Xenoglossy
My take on it? Everybody can make up a fake military career and tell some stories about crashed UFOs.
But NOBODY on this planet can actually explain how the aliens actually managed to get here and how their propulsion works.
Originally posted by Hijinx
reply to post by Xenoglossy
Hate to break it to you. I don't think it exists, nor do I think anyone is working on reverse engineering it.
All logic aside, say they did manage to find some sort of alien technology, which of our brightest minds that couldn't come up with anything like this on their own, is capable of identifying the component, or components responsible for the drive system. Now, if they can even manage that part of the fantasy booger picking contest, do you really think they could begin to understand something likely made of materials they've never dreamed of, in a way they've never ever imagined, with science potentially millions of years above their heads.
Perhaps a flying saucer is simply empty inside. Just a shell, and all that fantastical technology we wish we could steal is actually beyond our physical ability to comprehend it.
Originally posted by The GUT
Yeah...it's one thing to postulate "warp speed" and quite another to postulate warp speed that somehow manages to avoid space dust/rocks.
Maybe someone has a coherent explanation for that?
Flying through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy. Without precise calculations, we'd fly right through a star, bounce too close to a supernova, and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?
Originally posted by mbkennel
Somehow this warp drive can propel this topological bubble in geodesics through space and then when you get there you de-energize your warp drive and connect yourself back to regular space-time. That reconnection might be the tricky part of the trip, needless to say....
Originally posted by Jchristopher5
I would theorize that they can travel at faster than the speed of light.
Originally posted by mbkennel
Somehow this warp drive can propel this topological bubble in geodesics through space and then when you get there you de-energize your warp drive and connect yourself back to regular space-time. That reconnection might be the tricky part of the trip, needless to say.
Originally posted by paradiselost333
I dont know .
why dont you as the OP explain it to us
If there are people who are reverse engineering alien spacecraft, why don't we have a clue about how their method of propulsion works?
I am waiting for somebody who was (or is) involved with the black projects to explain some kind of alien tech. That might not count as evidence (he could have invented it himself after all) but it would get some attention - even from mainstream media.
Also, if warp drive required some exotic matter and engine, then maybe galactic ET civilizations could fly FTL, but they couldn't send signals FTL.
You could go out and find that one of your colonies was obliterated by the Romulans (or nobody you could figure out) a few radioactive months previously.