NASA’s And Elon Musk NEW Helical Engine that Breaks the Laws of Physics. How?

NASA’s And Elon Musk NEW Helical Engine that Breaks the Laws of Physics. How?:- It’s space, after all. It’s far too large. It would take us years to reach our nearest neighboring star even if we traveled at the utmost speed the Universe allowed.

Finding answers to large issues, on the other hand, is a human urge. In his leisure time, NASA engineer David Burns has been doing just that.

NASA View About Helical Engine

He claims to have developed an engine design that could hypothetically accelerate to 99 percent the speed of light without the need for propellant. On paper, it works by exploiting the way mass may change at relativistic speeds – those near to the speed of light in a vacuum – and he’s put it to the NASA Technical Reports Server under the title “Helical Engine.”

“This in-space engine could be used for long-term satellite station-keeping without refueling,” Dr. Burns writes in his paper. “It could also propel spacecraft across interstellar distances, reaching close to the speed of light.”

Light would struggle to keep up with you at these speeds, altering your eyesight in strange ways. Everything behind you would turn dark, and time would slow to a crawl, with clocks slowing to a crawl and planets appearing to cease spinning.

Dr. Burns’ crazy notion is revolutionary because it eliminates the need for rocket fuel. To transport humans to Mars and beyond, today’s rockets, such as those produced by Nasa and SpaceX, would require tons of propellants like liquid hydrogen.

Dr. Burns View About Helical Engine

The difficulty is that the more gasoline you put in, the heavier the ship becomes. Modern propellant tanks are simply too large for interplanetary travel. High-tech particle accelerators, such as those used in Europe’s Large Hadron Collider, are used in the helical engine to get around this.

Electromagnets fire tiny particles at high speeds, which are then recycled around the engine and fired again. According to Dr. Burns, the engine could theoretically achieve speeds of over 297 million meters per second by exploiting a flaw in the rules of physics.

The contraption is just a concept for now, and it’s not clear if it would work.”If someone says it doesn’t work, I’ll be the first to say, it was worth a shot,” Dr. Burns told New Scientist. “You have to be prepared to be embarrassed.

It is challenging to invent something that is new under the sun and works.” In its simplest terms, the engine works by taking advantage of how mass changes at the speed of light. Dr. Burns outlines a ring within a box with a spring attached to either end in his article as a way to break this down.

The box recoils in the opposite way when the ring is sprung in one direction, as Newton’s laws of motion state: “Every action must have an equal and opposite response.” “When the ring reaches the end of the box, it will bounce backward, and the box’s recoil direction will switch too,” New Scientist explains.

Things function a little differently if the box and the ring are traveling at the speed of light. At such speeds, the ring’s mass would rise as it reaches the box’s end, according to Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. When it approaches the end of the box, it will strike harder, resulting in forwarding motion.

The engine itself will achieve a similar feat using a particle accelerator and ion particles, but that’s the general gist. “Chemical, nuclear and electric propulsion systems produce thrust by accelerating and expelling propellants,” Burns writes in his paper.

“Deep space travel is often a trade-off between thrust and large propellant storage tanks that eventually limit performance. “The objective of this paper is to introduce and examine a unique engine that uses a closed-cycle propellant.” He further adds.

According to Dr. Burns, the device can produce a push up to 99 percent of the speed of light without breaching Einstein’s theory of relativity. The proposal, however, violates Newton’s law of motion, as well as the principles of physics.

The helical engine’s size isn’t the only issue: according to Dr. Burns, it would need to be 650 feet long and 40 feet broad to function. In addition, the gadget would only work in the frictionless atmosphere of deep space.


Although it may appear to be a far-fetched idea, engine technologies that do not require rocket fuel have been offered previously. The EM Drive, for example, is a mechanism that may hypothetically produce propulsion using light rays.

The concept was eventually proven to be unworkable. “I know that it risks being right up there with the EM drive and cold fusion,” Dr. Burns told New Scientist. “But you have to be prepared to be embarrassed.

It is tough to invent something that is new under the sun and works.” As for us, a period of wait remains to see it come to fruition.

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