How much ATP would it take to reach the speed of light?


Answer from: lena1988:
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With the speed of the object its mass increases, so the object can not reach the speed of light, because then its mass would be infinitely large, and since mass is equivalent to energy, it would require infinitely large energy, which ATP, of course, can not give.

Answer from: Misha Karyagin:
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I don't know, if there is any reaction with ATP explosion, even one molecule is enough to release a photon, which will give the speed of light. And if as fuel, it makes no sense, there are much more energy-consuming substances even from biological macroergues. And even with those, it won't work for the reason already described above.

Answer from: Galina Nekrasova:
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As the speed of light approaches, the energy of a body with a non-zero rest mass tends to infinity asymptotically. Т.е. It doesn't matter what kind of fuel with what efficiency you use. The main thing is that you theoretically need an infinite supply, which is not physical. That's why bodies with non-zero rest mass never move exactly at the speed of light.

Answer from: Savely K.:
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Infinitely large, since we won't reach the speed of light anyway. As we approach the speed of light, the efficiency of the engine decreases. The efficiency graph will look like a hyperbola. And it doesn't depend on fuel.
It's done with. Now let's say that NO object with mass can reach the speed of light. Photons can reach it only because of the absence of interaction with the Higgs field, which accounts for their lack of mass. But other objects (gluons are the exception) cannot boast the absence of this interaction => have mass, which makes the speed of light an unattainable limit.


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