Round-up: North Korean Rockets and No Warp Drives

A visualization of fairing separation after N. Korean rocket clears the atmosphere (Video still courtesy of Analytical Graphics, Inc. www.agi.com)
A visualization of fairing separation after N. Korean rocket clears the atmosphere (Video still courtesy of Analytical Graphics, Inc. http://www.agi.com)

Apologies for the quietness on Astroengine these last few days, this Astroengineer has been taking a small break and as such it has meant a lack of computer access. Expect the site to be running at full capacity on Monday. But for now, I thought I’d give a brief run-down of my activities on the Universe Today.

  • North Korea Threatens War if Rocket is Shot Down
    Some time between April 4th-8th, North Korea will launch a communications satellite into orbit. Unsurprisingly there is huge scepticism being voiced by Japan, South Korea and the United States that the secretive military nation is in fact carrying out a test-launch of the Taepodong-2 ballistic missile system, mounting a “peaceful” satellite to disguise its real intention. If the world’s suspicions are correct, if successful, North Korea will have a means to deliver a possible nuclear strike as far as Hawaii or Alaska. Now the North Korean army has warned that if the launch is interfered with, they will attack “major targets” in Japan.
  • Warp Drives Probably Impossible After All
    Just when I was getting excited about the possibility of travelling to distant worlds, scientists have uncovered a deep flaw with faster-than-light-speed travel. There appears to be a quantum limit on how fast an object can travel through space-time, regardless of whether we are able to create a bubble in space-time or not

3 thoughts on “Round-up: North Korean Rockets and No Warp Drives”

  1. With North Korean technolgy powering this rocket, who knows where it will go. If it ventures over Japan, look out baby. The other possibility is that it will all go off without a hitch and we will move on to next weeks issue.

    Tim

  2. I’m glad to see that things have hopefully started to take a turn for the better though I’m still not sure that the hot linking on that image was the only thing. I’ll talk to you later about it though. I would’ve left you a msg but I left my phone at home. *rolling eyes*

  3. I’m glad to see that things have hopefully started to take a turn for the better though I’m still not sure that the hot linking on that image was the only thing. I’ll talk to you later about it though. I would’ve left you a msg but I left my phone at home. *rolling eyes*

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