What causes mass to curve space?
Are there any hypothetical particle causes....which we are looking into, perhaps to manipulate and manage to create warp-drive?
- NyxLv 79 months agoFavorite Answer
Gravity, and lots of it.
Anything with mass, generates gravity. Which in turn bends spacetime.
- formengLv 69 months ago
I think it's incorrect to say that gravity causes mass to bend space. From what little I know about relativity, distortion of space IS gravity, not the result of gravity.
- TomLv 79 months ago
The smallest particle of MASS ultimately is really a DIMPLE in a multidimensional space time, the "substrate" of the universe, and likely the only thing that exists in an absolute form. Everything else is just bends and waves in it.--------the more MASS in one place, the more "Dimples" and the greater the BENDING
- marzmargs12Lv 69 months ago
Physics concave or convex the same way a goldfish sees above the pond.
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- JohnLv 49 months ago
Size and density. Apparently according to theory the smaller mass gets and the denser it is causes space to curve.
I would think size wouldn't matter it would all be density but that's not what astronaumers are claiming.
Space in itself is molecular and so those space molecules curve around compact densities.
- PhillipLv 59 months ago
Lots of mass will do it.
- Anonymous9 months ago
According to Oldand Dilis's theory (doubleslitsolution.weebly.com) mass is the pulling together of quantum particles which causes a pull on the spacetime fabric similar to a pull on an elastic. As it is around a circular core the pull itself becomes circular.
- Ronald 7Lv 79 months ago
Quite simple really
It is called Gravity
- nebLv 79 months ago
First off, all forms of energy produce gravity, not just the energy content of matter.
The Alcubierre metric was an attempt to show how a certain spacetime geometry could be used as a type of ‘warp bubble’ to transport a ship. This was a valid geometric solution of general relativity. The basic idea is a certain distribution of matter/energy would generate a region of spacetime where space was expanded in the back of the ‘bubble’, contracted in the front of the bubble, and the ship would remain stationary with respect to the bubble. The bubble itself would move through space at faster than light.
Unfortunately, this was a brilliant idea, but it was found that the matter/energy required for the bubble had to be negative. This is not known to exist.
As for why mass/energy curves space, this is not clear. In fact, gravity can be represented independently of curvature. It’s quite a deep subject called active general covariance where gravity and the rest of physics is independent of any background spacetime. General covariance delayed Einstein’s field equation a couple of years as he struggled with the implications of general covariance.
- Jeff TLv 69 months ago
Warp drive is a fiction that assumes relativity is not true. If it's 20 light years from point a to point b, and you're going at .999c, (99.9% of the speed of light) you'll reach the destination in under 1 year.