Nov 22, 2016
Fuel free 'impossible drive'
Nasa finally publishes controversial fuel free 'impossible drive' paper - but still can't explain how it works
The radical concept of a fuel-free 'impossible' engine has now gained far more credibility.
In recent weeks, a leaked version of the paper stirred up controversy as it appeared to show that scientists had created a working EmDrive prototype.
Now, the findings have officially been peer-reviewed and published. It's said that the EmDrive could get humans to Mars in just 10 weeks, but experts have long argued that idea cannot be brought to life as the engine defies the fundamental laws of physics.
The paper, now published in the AIAA's Journal of Propulsion and Power, describes a series of successful tests carried out by scientists at NASA's Eagleworks Laboratories.
Its publication means it has now been reviewed by scientists independent to the study.
the EmDrive generates thrust by harnessing particles of light and
bouncing microwaves around inside a closed chamber, shaped like a cone. The movement generates thrust at the slim end of the cone, which drives the engine forward. But
as it has no fuel to eject, this system goes against Newton's Third
Law, which states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite
By Cheyenne Macdonald For Dailymail.com