A worm or theoretical bridge connecting distant spots in spacetime is rapidly being pulled out of the realm of science fiction and brought into science reality.
In recent years, scientists have made great strides in understanding these hypothetical warp tunnels, Andreea Font, an astrophysicist at Liverpool John Moores University, points to all of the research in a new paper in dialogue It seems like a real person might one day pass more and more of them.If she’s right, that could mean someday being able to travel faster than light or even across time.
Of course, there are a lot of caveats here, especially since the existing research on wormhole is certainly more theoretical than practical.
For example, Font points out that so-called negative energy must be used in order to stretch the wormhole wide enough for the spacecraft to pass through. But very little negative energy is generated in the laboratory.
Is it theoretically possible? Sure! But is it possible with technology today, uncertainty, and with tomorrow technology? That still has to be seen
But the rapidly growing research into wormholes suggests that what seems impossible today might not always be the case, Font argues, as many scientists publish work on the exotic structures of the universe. And the possibility to travel through them.
“The wormhole is still in the imagination,”; dialogue“But some scientists think we’ll be able to find out very soon as well.”
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