Can we really use wormholes to travel through space?  A new study demonstrates this

A new theory has attempted to explain whether wormholes, a theoretical connection between two separate points in space-time, could be used as a viable solution to space travel by humans in the future.

But what exactly are wormholes?

Discovered by legendary Jewish physicist Albert Einstein and Israeli American physicist Nathan Rosen, who coined it as the term “Einstein-Rosen bridge,” a wormhole is a hypothetical passageway through spacetime that allows for a fast and instant journey between two distant points in spacetime.

Although these wormholes have never been observed, they are consistent with Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

Prior to a new study by physicist Pascal Queiran, it was widely believed that some form of theoretical exotic matter was needed to keep a wormhole open, because it would quickly disappear after it was created with no force to prevent it from closing.

Now a study published in the scientific journal arXiv In October, it is suggested that wormholes may be more stable than previously thought.

Albert Einstein (credit: PIXABAY)

Quiran suggests analyzing wormholes not with the Schwarzschild scale commonly used to analyze black holes, but with the Eddington-Finkelstein scale.

The study found that using the scale, a particle can be documented that crosses the event horizon at the entrance to the wormhole, passes through it and reaches the other side in a finite amount of time.

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This means that the path of a particle passing through a hypothetical wormhole can be more easily traced using the Eddington-Finkelstein scale.

If particles can cross a wormhole and reach the other side unharmed, perhaps one day humans will be able to travel through a wormhole and reach points in space-time that are currently inaccessible using current forms of space travel.

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