Carnival of Space 404

1. NASA Chandra X-ray Space Telescope blog – NASA’s Chandra Suggests Black Holes Gorging at Excessive Rates Astronomers have studied 51 quasars with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and found they may represent an unusual population of black holes that consume excessive amounts of matter, as described in our latest press release. Quasars are objects that …

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EMDrive, possible Warp or hyperspace indications and more Goatguy fame

Adam Crowl provides a summary of the EMdrive research and the recent hype. EMdrive could enable a huge leap in travel around the solar system and interstellar travel and possibly even open up exotic warp or hyperspace physics. Adam Crowl is writing on a broad variety of interstellar and SETI topics while changing day-jobs. Adam …

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Shawyers 2014 presentations for propellentless but not reactionless EMDrive Uses High stored energy

High Q (stored energy per energy loss per cycle) of the cavity produces more stored energy, use up stored for kinetic energy Now Shawyer is saying that an interesting 2nd generation device will be working on the ground in 2016. His L Band thruster will be built in 2019. Hybrid spaceplanes in 2023. [19:23 in …

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Propellentless EMDrive Research Continues in China and Experimental Claims Are Eight Times Better than Boeing Xenon Ion Drive with Spaceplane Promises

The latest EMDrive experiment paper (from China) describes their latest thruster and gives the test results in details, showing that with a couple of kilowatts of power they can produce 720 mN (about 72 grams) of thrust. It may not sound very much, less than three ounces, but in space a little thrust goes a …

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