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What about serious research? Yes, it's happening, but not very promising. Why do people have such a fascination for traveling at warp speed? So we can see space aliens that must have evolved, and they can come here and see us. Have some nachos and soda, shake hands (or whatever) and part friendly. Evolutionists keep getting excited about finding habitable planets, but they come up empty, including the latest prospects to date. The concept of contacting extraterrestrials is actually based on evolution and several other atheistic presumptions, and implies that God is not the Creator, nor is Earth special.
A ‘trekky’ enthusiast once told me that the warp speeds described on the television shows and in the movies may be calculated as follows. Warp factor w, from the original Star Trek series, means that the spacecraft travels at w³ times the canonical speed of light (c ≅ 300,000 km/s or 186,000 miles/s). Therefore warp factor w = 7 means the spacecraft travels at 7 = 343 c. It would be unusual to hear that the starship the USS Enterprise had exceeded warp factor 9, which is about 729 times the speed of light.You can finish reading by clicking on "Warp drive". Make it so.
To travel even around the local neighbourhood of our galaxy warp factor 9 (from the original TV series) just won’t do it. The nearest star to our solar system is about four light-years away. So travelling at warp 9, you would take two days to get there. Not too bad. But what about going to other star systems?