Is harnessing dark energy the key to inner-galactic travel?
- MegumiLv 610 months ago
No, most certainly not!
- Ronald 7Lv 710 months ago
If there is anything to harness there
- Jeffrey KLv 610 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.
- EricLv 410 months ago
There are no planets, no galaxies and no space, so no.
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- marsLv 710 months ago
I'll say no.
- StarryskyLv 710 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.Source(s): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galactic_year
- MysteryGuyLv 510 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
- 10 months ago
Since we don't know what Dark Energy is as yet, it's impossible to say at this point.
- jehenLv 710 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.
- billrussell42Lv 710 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?