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Is Hyperspace Pure Science Fiction? Not If You Look Hard at String Theory

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Is Hyperspace Pure Science Fiction? Not If You Look Hard at String Theory

The science fiction canon is thick with ideas about how to make faster-than-light travel possible. Some writers favor wormholes, some filmmakers go in for time dilation, some graphic novelists use warp drives that folds space time up — the list of possibilities, unencumbered by physics, are endless. But one of the genre’s classic tropes for making interstellar travel possible is worth a second look: hyperspace. This blurred line visual shorthand for interstellar travel is not science fact, but it isn’t purely science fiction either. Punch it! Hyperspace is accessible to ships that have hyperdrives. Exactly what that means, presumably varies...

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