Is harnessing dark energy the key to inner-galactic travel?

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  • Megumi
    Lv 6
    11 months ago

    No, most certainly not!

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  • 11 months ago

    Maybe

    If there is anything to harness there

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  • 11 months ago

    No. Although we don't know what dark energy is, we know that it causes space to expand at an accelerated rate. This would not help a ship move thru space.

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  • Eric
    Lv 4
    11 months ago

    There are no planets, no galaxies and no space, so no.

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  • mars
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    I'll say no.

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  • 11 months ago

    "inner-galactic travel" means moving within a galaxy. We humans on Earth in the solar system are doing that right now. The sun is moving through the Milky Way galaxy at a rate of one revolution around the black hole at the center every 220 million years. That comes out to about 514,000 mph. No dark energy is needed for that.

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  • 11 months ago

    Dark energy is probably the reason why gravity isn't slowing down the acceleration of the expanding universe. Nothing to do with travel. As the suggest we don't know much about it. It's dark. We can't detect it as it now. Maybe

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  • 11 months ago

    Since we don't know what Dark Energy is as yet, it's impossible to say at this point.

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  • jehen
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Probably not. First we don't know what it is - it may not be 'energy' at all. It's called 'dark energy' since it seems to a force that stretches space and when we see a force acting on something we figure energy is involved. Second, the effects of dark energy make intergalactic travel harder, not easier - by making more light years between where we are and where those distant galaxies are. But understanding what dark energy is and what it does and doesn't affect may lead to how to 'travel' without going through space. But I think that unlikely.

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  • 11 months ago

    what a strange idea.

    We have no idea what dark energy is, and there is no theory that even hints at inner-galactic travel. Why would you link two unknowns together?

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