What has rocked the astrophysics world is the fact that this engine doesnt use heavy and inefficient rocket fuel. Instead it bounces microwaves around in a cone-shaped cavity to generate thrust, which is theorised to be enough to take humans to Mars in 70 days (a journey that normally takes between 150 300 days). The problem is it seems to defy our known laws of physics by not producing that thrust out the back of the engine like a conventional rocket.
The paper has been peer reviewed and was published in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)s Journal of Propulsion and Power, December 2016 print edition.
Posted: Wed 16 Nov 2016