Skip to comments.Scientists investigate the possibility of wormholes between stars
Posted on 02/26/2011 7:53:00 AM PST by LibWhacker
(PhysOrg.com) -- Wormholes are one of the stranger objects that arise in general relativity. Although no experimental evidence for wormholes exists, scientists predict that they would appear to serve as shortcuts between one point of spacetime and another. Scientists usually imagine wormholes connecting regions of empty space, but now a new study suggests that wormholes might exist between distant stars. Instead of being empty tunnels, these wormholes would contain a perfect fluid that flows back and forth between the two stars, possibly giving them a detectable signature.
The scientists, Vladimir Dzhunushaliev at the Eurasian National University in Kazakhstan and coauthors, have posted their investigation of the possibility of wormholes between stars on arXiv.org.
The scientists began investigating the idea of wormholes between stars when they were researching what kinds of astrophysical objects could serve as entrances to wormholes. According to previous models, some of these objects could look similar to stars.
This idea led the scientists to wonder if wormholes might exist in otherwise ordinary stars and neutron stars. From a distance, these stars would look very much like normal stars (and normal neutron stars), but they might have a few differences that could be detectable.
To investigate these differences, the researchers developed a model of an ordinary star with a tunnel at the stars center, through which matter could move. Two stars that share a wormhole would have a unique connection, since they are associated with the two mouths of the wormhole. Because exotic matter in the wormhole could flow like a fluid between the stars, both stars would likely pulse in an unusual way. This pulsing could lead to the release of various kinds of energy, such as ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays.
For now, the difficult part is calculating exactly what kinds of oscillations are occurring, and what kind of energy is being released. This information would allow scientists to predict what a wormhole-containing star might look like from Earth, and begin searching for these otherwise normal-looking stars.
Why not? These guys can’t hold real jobs. They ought to investigated the possibility of monkeys flying out of their @sses, while theyre at it.
"...scientists predict that they would appear to serve as shortcuts between one point of spacetime and another." This translates, roughly, to: "...scientists think it would be cool if they existed." There is as much evidence of wormholes as there is of deities. You can look and look for the proof, but until it shows up, it's slow news day material.
There is no other place wormholes could be.
If within a star, there would be no star. If in a black hole, there would be no worm hole.
It has to have something to do with global warming or climate change or whatever they call it today.
Algore seems to have originated from space.
Aw,shucks. Just send all your money to him and maybe he’ll shut up.
Maybe the wormholes exist in their brains possibly explaining why their “theories” instantly pop-up in the brains of their like-minded fellow “scientists”?
Perhaps they connect Hawkings’ “parallel universes” /s
They had spaceships that could travel sublight using normal acceleration, but could “jump” between stars, but only at the “Alderson point” - apparently a “wormhole” that existed between stars that their “Alderson drive” could make use of.
Wormholes actually exist between the dandelions on my front lawn.
Butt monkey scene.
Well, it would probably be too hot to travel between wormholes from one star to another, so we’ll have to go at night....
Throughout the past thousand years of history it has been traditional to regard the Alderson Drive as an unmixed blessing. Without the faster than light travel Aldersons discoveries made possible, humanity would have been trapped in the tiny prison of the Solar System when the Great Patriotic Wars destroyed the CoDominium on Earth. Instead, we had already settled more than two hundred worlds. A blessing, yes. We might now be extinct were it not for the Alderson Drive. But unmixed? Consider. The same tramline effect that colonized the stars, the same interstellar contacts that allowed the formation of the First Empire, allow interstellar war.
The worlds wrecked in two hundred years of Secession Wars were both settled and destroyed by ships using the Alderson Drive. Because of the Alderson Drive we need never consider the space between the stars. Because we can shunt between stellar systems in zero time, our ships and ships drives need cover only interplanetary distances. We say that the Second Empire of Man rules two hundred worlds and all the space between, over fifteen million cubic parsecs.
Consider the true picture. Think of myriads of tiny bubbles, very sparsely scattered, rising through a vast black sea. We rule some of the bubbles. Of the waters we know nothing. .
Great book I'm re-reading now.
I cannot believe that there hasn't been a movie.
A movie would start out all ET and Reese's pieces and then go all Aliens with living killing machines! “Nuke it from orbit - its the only way to be sure.” Except the Moties ate up nukes for breakfast!
Those “Alderson points” sound exactly like wormholes between stars.
I love all the anti-science posts. Way to live down to the Leftist stereotypes of conservatives, guys.
Probably one of the best books I have ever read and you are right about the movie. For years I wondered why this excellent story wasn't turned into a movie.
I believe pink elephants also connect distant stars. There’s every bit as much evidence for that as there is with the BS they are running. This is another one of those things that I ‘wish’ were true, and I would like to believe it, but until there is real evidence.....
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