Using Black Holes to Traverse the Universe with Dr. David Kipping

The Halo Drive, using a laser to gain fuel free relativistic propulsion from a black hole. By shooting a laser close to the event horizon of a black hole, Dr. David Kipping’s conceptual star drive could lead to traveling across the milky way from one black hole to another as well as techno signatures from advanced civilizations that might already be using this intergalactic relay system.

The Halo Drive:

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Cool Worlds:

Kipping, David (2018), “The Halo Drive: Fuel Free Relativistic Propulsion of Large Mases via Recycled Boomerang Photons”, JBIS, In Press:

Dyson, Freeman (1963), “Gravitational Machines”, in A.G.W. Cameron, ed., Interstellar Communication, New York Benjamin Press:

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