According to a study published in Physical Review D, we may already have discovered the existence of wormholes connecting distant regions across space-time.
In science fiction movies, more often than not, we see so-called wormholes. These are hypothetical bridges that link distant regions across space and time. Now, a research paper argues these “bridges” may already have been detected. Although relatively recent, the study is linked to a theory proposed nearly a century ago. Nathan Rosen, a colleague of Albert Einstein in the 1930s, showed that the curved spacetime of a black hole might be capable of connecting to a white hole to form a bridge. In theory, such a link could reach the furthest reaches of the cosmos. A wormhole.
A cosmic tunnel
Matter as we know it might even be able to ride this cosmic tunnel and come out of the other end intact if the right conditions are met. This is according to a group of scientists from Sofia University. Using a simplified model of a wormhole’s tunnel as a magnetized ring of fluid, Sofia University researchers hoped to see how the black hole “bridge” would appear to observatories such as the Event Horizon Telescope. Furthermore, different assumptions were made about how matter would circle it before it was swallowed by the cosmic monster.
These powerful electromagnetic fields would produce predictable patterns as particles were caught up in the furious maelstrom. A clear signature would be left by the polarization of any light emitted by the heated material. In 2019, we saw the first stunning images of M87* and Sagittarius A* through the tracing of polarized radio waves. Also, it turns out that the swirling disc of chaos surrounding a black hole gives off polarized light very similar to that of wormhole entrances. As explained by ScienceAlert, in light of this, M87* could very well be a wormhole. Additionally, Black holes across the cosmos could contain wormholes. But we wouldn’t be able to detect them easily. The research detailing the study was published in Physical Review D.