Index – Tech-Science – How do you identify wormholes?

If wormholes exist, they can be easily identified based on the fact that they magnify the light of distant celestial bodies by a factor of 100,000.

Wormholes are one of the favorite classes of the science fiction genre, they are special passages connecting distant points in space that allow faster-than-light travel. In theory, physics does not rule out its existence, but it is certain that very special conditions, exotic matter and negative energy are required to create it. If it is present, it is likely that the person going through it will be

Even a small lump of material will crush them.

However, electromagnetic waves can cross it, allowing faster-than-light communication in a way that somewhat violates the principle of causality.

If it exists in reality, as a result of Einstein’s theory of relativity, it can be recognized by the fact that it bends space with its large mass, i.e.

The light from celestial bodies behind becomes visible in a distorted way.

This is called a gravitational lens, and it distorts the image of the world like an optical lens. Astronomy uses this phenomenon to discover very distant stars and galaxies.

The question is, of course, whether we can distinguish between lensing black holes and wormholes. Based on his simulations, Liu thinks so: Black holes would normally quadruple the image of the space behind them, but a wormhole would reflect the world in three copies, two being lighter.

Moreover, the mirror image with stronger light would be so much stronger that the wormhole would practically act as a special natural telescope.

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According to the independent professional opinion of Andreas Karsch, a physicist at the University of Texas, potential gates are still very difficult to find. According to the specialist, finding them among the influences of galaxies, stars and black holes would be like trying to filter out a not very strong voice from the audience in the middle of a rock concert.

Based on Karsh’s analogy, the thing isn’t entirely impossible, which is especially exciting since a wormhole could be a relic of the technical capabilities of a more advanced alien civilization.

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The quadrilateral image of the gravitational lens, that is, the Einstein cross. Image: NASA, ESA, and STScI)