Date: Mon, 14 Aug 1995 08:42:50 -0700

From: Anton Sherwood dasher[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NETCOM.COM

Subject: warp speed

warp is to the speed of light as mach is to the speed of sound. current

thinking is that speeds approaching warp 1 and exceeding it are impossible.

You can _approach_ c all you like, you just can't reach it.

According to the Star Trek Technical Manual, "warp n" means n^3 times

lightspeed. And they should know, since Star Trek invented the phrase--

outside Roddenberry's universe, "warp" means a distortion of space itself

allowing travel from point to point without going through the

intervening space.

Anton Sherwood *\\* +1 415 267 0685 *\\* DASher[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]