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Spacetime Tunnels: Scientists Reveal How to Find Wormholes

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October 24, 2019                   (rt.com)

• Scientists at the University at Buffalo and Case Western Reserve University in the US, and Yangzhou University in China have published new research in Physical Review D to detail a way to locate wormholes.

• In theory, a wormhole is a tubular structure that can link together two parts of space at totally different points in time and regardless of the distance between them. But as yet, mainstream science hasn’t proven that they actually exist.

• Wormholes, in theory, require the extreme gravitation conditions of an enormous black hole. The research scientists propose honing in on the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy known as Sagittarius A. If a wormhole exists there, then the stars near this black hole would be affected and create gravitational anomalies.

• The study’s co-author Dr Dejan Stojkovic notes that people and spaceships will not be able to travel through the wormhole until we find a source of negative energy to keep the wormhole open and stable. Says Stojkovic, “To create a huge wormhole that’s stable, you need some magic.”

 

Physicists have published a new methodology that will surely delight hardcore science fiction fans: a how-to guide for finding wormholes, a theoretical structure that provides passage between different areas of spacetime.

In theory, a wormhole could link together two parts of space at totally different points in time and regardless of the distance between them. However, reliable sci-fi plot device though they may be, no one knows if they really exist.

Now, scientists at the University at Buffalo and Case Western Reserve University in the US, and Yangzhou University in China have published new research in Physical Review D to detail a way to potentially locate wormholes.

They propose honing in on Sagittarius A*, believed to be a supermassive black hole right at the centre of our galaxy. Wormholes, in theory, require the extreme gravitation conditions of such an enormous black hole.

If a wormhole exists then the stars nearby would be affected by the gravity of stars on the other side of the wormhole’s tunnel, so the researchers argue that searching for anomalies in the orbits of the stars close to Sagittarius A*.

However, don’t get your hopes up about the prospect of time travel via wormhole just yet; study co-author Dr Dejan Stojkovic says that if wormholes even exist, then they’re probably not as we’ve seen them on our screens.

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