The publicly hidden results of NASA's tests on the dubbed-impossible' EM Drive has been leaked, and it reveals that the said controversial propulsion system really does work, and is able to generate an impressive thrust in vacuum, even after multiple error measurements have been made before they got it right.
The EM Drive has made a lot of noise just last year due to offering an incredible possibility of a fuel-free propulsion system that could give humans the chance to finally get to Mars in just 70 days. But there's one major problem. According to some current laws of physics, it shouldn't be possible to work.
The current obstacle that the EM Drive has is the fact that it actually defies Newton's 3rd law of motion. It states that "for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction."
So, as per Newton and our current understanding of the world, for a system to procure propulsion, it has to be pushed to something out of the other way in order for it to work.
But after tests, it has unveiled that the EM Drive works without any fuel at all. It functions simply by bouncing microwave photons back and forth inside a cone-shaped metal.
That constant motion causes the 'pointy end' of the EM Drive to produce some much-needed thrust and propel the drive towards the opposite direction.
NASA has done it
On paper, and according to laws of physics, it shouldn't work. But NASA's Eagleworks Laboratory defied all odds about the almost debunked EM Drive, resulting in new tests in late 2015 that have just recently been leaked. Now, it is revealing that not only does the EM Drive work, it also generates a pretty impressive thrust.
This just gave more hopes towards the possibility of finally being able to travel to Mars in just under 70 days. But since that it does defy the laws that were understood to be a definite rule in this world, it has been revealed that NASA researchers will conduct more and more tests just to be certain.