We may be able to travel to that newly discovered Earth-like planet sooner than we think, since a physicist thinks he has found a way to travel close to the speed of light.
Physorg.com reports that researcher Franklin Felber is making discoveries that will solve "the two greatest engineering challenges to near the speed of light: identifying an energy source capable of producing the acceleration; and limiting stresses on humans and equipment during rapid acceleration."
Felber says, "Based on this research, I expect a mission to accelerate a massive payload to a 'good fraction of light speed' will be launched before the end of this century. These antigravity solutions of Einstein's theory can change our view of our ability to travel to the far reaches of our universe."
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