Star Trek-style detector that picks up ripples in spacetime ‘can detect alien spaceships’
A Star Trek-style detector that looks for ripples in space-time can detect alien Spaceships fly through the Milky Way using a ‘warp drive’, according to a new study.
Researchers at several US institutions are proposing to use the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO), which is designed to search for gravitational waves caused by some of the most powerful and energetic processes in the universe.
The team believes LIGO is powerful enough to detect “warp drives,” the theoretical drives that powered the interstellar missions of the USS Enterprise in the cult Star Trek series.
LIGO can detect such ships traveling about 326,000 light-years from Earth, and more sensitive planned gravitational wave detectors could increase that distance even further.
The Gravitational Wave Observatory laser interferometer is considered a Star Trek-style detector because it can pick up the ship’s warp drive, which is theoretically the engine that fueled the USS Enterprise’s interstellar missions in the cult series.
Lead author Gianni Martyre, CEO of New York-based think tank Applied Physics, told SWS: “With trillions of stars, are you telling me there aren’t aliens who haven’t done this? Only one? I think the odds are in our favor.
Vehicles powerful enough to roam the universe would be massive, experts say, about the size of a giant gas planet like Jupiter.
The study showed that it must travel at about one-tenth the speed of light—nearly 20,000 miles per second. New scientist.
A study published in arXivnotes that current probes are looking for intelligent life in the space search for “thousands of tens of thousands of stars,” while LIGO can probe more than 100 billion in the Milky Way.
The warp controls the work, warping the fabric of space-time around the spacecraft, creating its own “folds”.
And although this is the subject of science fiction, gravitational waves are quite real.
The famous physicist Albert Einstein predicted their existence in his 1916 general theory of relativity.
“Einstein’s math showed that massive, accelerating objects (such as neutron stars or black holes orbiting each other) would disrupt spacetime so that ‘waves’ of undulating spacetime would propagate in all directions from the source,” the report says. LIGO. Web site.
“These cosmic waves will move at the speed of light, carrying with them information about their origin and clues to the very nature of gravity.”
And although Einstein predicted gravitational waves, this idea was not proven until 20 years after his death.
In 1974, astronomers used the decommissioned Arecibo radio observatory in Puerto Rico.
They discovered a binary pulsar, a white dwarf or a neutron star, a type of system that, according to general relativity, should emit gravitational waves.
Then in 2015, scientists confirmed the presence of gravitational waves when LIGO observed two black holes colliding 1.3 billion years ago.
The observatory identifies warp motion as gravitational waves, which are ripples in spacetime caused by some of the most violent and energetic processes in the universe, such as two black holes colliding (pictured).
LIGO is located in Hanford, Washington and Livingston, Louisiana.
While some critics may think that comets produce gravitational waves that could be mistaken for a warp drive, Martyr said: boat”.
“They both make waves, but they have a special signature,” he continued.
Even if it’s not an alien spacecraft, but just a huge object moving much faster than we expect, it would be a significant find, Martyr said.
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LIGO DETECTOR: TWO OBSERVATORIES SERVING GRAVITATIONAL WAVES FROM GALACTIC SCALE EVENTS
LIGO consists of two observatories that detect gravitational waves by splitting a laser beam and sending it through tunnels several miles long before combining the light waves again.
A passing gravitational wave changes the shape of space by a tiny amount, and LIGO was designed to measure a change in distance as small as one ten thousandth of the width of a proton.
However, this sensitivity means that any noise can be detected, even running people or raindrops.
LIGO detectors are interferometers that shine a laser through a vacuum onto two L-shaped arms, each 2.5 miles (four kilometers) long.
The light from the laser is reflected between the mirrors at each end of L, and the scientists measure the length of both arms with the help of the light.
If there is a perturbation in space-time, such as a gravitational wave, the time it takes light to travel the distance will be slightly different in each arm, making one arm appear longer than the other.
LIGO (pictured) consists of two observatories that detect gravitational waves by splitting a laser beam and sending it into tunnels several miles (kilometers) long before combining the light waves together again.
Ligo scientists measure the interference of two beams of light when they meet again, giving information about the perturbation of space-time.
To ensure the accuracy of the results, LIGO uses two observatories located 1,870 miles (3,000 kilometers) apart that work in sync, each double-checking the other’s observations.
The noise at each detector must be completely uncorrelated, that is, storm-like noise near one detector does not appear as noise at another.
Some of the sources of “noise” the team says they are tackling include: “the constant ‘hiss’ of photons falling like raindrops on our light detectors; rumble from seismic noise such as earthquakes and oceans hitting the earth’s crust; strong wind shakes buildings so much that it can affect the operation of our detectors.”
However, if a gravitational wave is detected, it should generate the same signal in both instruments almost simultaneously.