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Scientists Are Going To Find A Wormhole To Travel In The Universe

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Agree, it would be very convenient if there was a tunnel in the Universe connecting two regions of space-time: flew into it and flew out somewhere in another galaxy.

Such hypothetical tunnels, wormholes, are considered by some scientists to be the product of science fiction. Although, as the same scientists note, if wormholes really exist, they are extremely unstable and quickly collapse.

Let’s assume wormholes are 100% real, but how do we find them? To search for wormholes, we need a black hole, stars in its orbit, and modern equipment to predict the behavior of stars, according to a new study.

It is believed that wormholes are something like a “fold” in space-time.

Imagine an ant crawling over a piece of cloth from one point to another. If the fabric is laid out straight, then the ant will have to overcome the maximum distance, but if the fabric is folded so that the dots touch, then the insect just needs to overcome the fold.

Now imagine that the fabric is space-time, and the fold between the dots is a wormhole. Physicists Albert Einstein and Nathan Rosen published a massive study on this in 1935 and their concept was called the Einstein-Rosen bridge.

Finding wormholes in the Milky Way is not that difficult, according to a new publication by scientists from the University at Buffalo and Yangzhou University.

They argue that the tunnel, as it were, combines two regions of space, which means that such massive objects as stars located at the other end of the wormhole, gravitationally affect the stars near “our” end of the tunnel.

In order for a wormhole to form, an extreme gravitational environment is needed, like around a black hole or even inside a black hole’s event horizon.

So where do we find a massive black hole in the Milky Way and a few stars in orbit around it? The galactic center of the Galaxy is quite suitable, because the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A * rests there , and a whole group of stars revolves around it. If there is a wormhole in that region, then we can fix it by observing the movement of stars.

“If there is a star on each side of the wormhole, then our star should feel the gravitational influence of the star on the other side,” said cosmologist Dejan Stojkovic of the State University of New York at Buffalo.

“The gravitational flow will pass through the wormhole. Using the software it is possible to predict the movement of stars around Sagittarius A* and if we notice a deviation, then it could very well be caused by a wormhole.”

This is actually more difficult than it might seem at first glance.

The mass of Sagittarius A* is 4 million times the mass of the Sun and is by far the dominant gravitational force in the region. Trying to fix the deviation in the movement of one or even several stars is painstaking work.

In the event that the wormhole is inside the event horizon of a black hole, as some theorists predict, then we would not be able to see its effect on the orbit of stars at all, since the effect would be indistinguishable from the influence of the black hole itself.

The good news is that we have a huge archive of data obtained during the observation of the star S2, which is located next to a supermassive black hole. Two independent teams have been monitoring S2 for 25 years, and with each passing year, technology has improved to provide more accurate information.

There will be a lot to analyze, but even if we manage to fix a perturbation in the orbit of the S2 star, this will only be indirect evidence of the presence of a wormhole.

However, if we want to find a wormhole, then we need a starting point and Sagittarius A* with S2 is an ideal pair for this. However, even if we find a wormhole, travel through it is unlikely or completely unsafe. For now,

“Even if a wormhole exists, people and spaceships are unlikely to squeeze through. We need a source of negative energy to keep the wormhole open, and while science does not know how to do this without magic, ”concluded Stojkovic.

But 100 years ago, people did not think that they would land on the moon. Therefore, according to other scientists, it is only a matter of time before people travel through wormholes in space.

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There’s one last place Planet Nine could be hiding

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A study recently submitted to The Astronomical Journal
continues to search for the elusive Planet Nine (also called Planet X),
which is a hypothetical planet that potentially orbits in the outer
reaches of the solar system and well beyond the orbit of the dwarf
planet, Pluto.

The goal of this study, which is available on the pre-print server arXiv,
was to narrow down the possible locations of Planet Nine and holds the
potential to help researchers better understand the makeup of our solar
system, along with its formation and evolutionary processes. So, what
was the motivation behind this study regarding narrowing down the
location of a potential Planet 9?

Dr. Mike Brown, who is a Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor of
Astronomy at Caltech and lead author of the study, tells Universe Today,
“We are continuing to try to systematically cover all of the regions of
the sky where we predict Planet Nine to be. Using data from Pan-STARRS
allowed us to cover the largest region to date.”

Pan-STARRS, which stands for Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid
Response System, is a collaborative astronomical observation system
located at Haleakala Observatory and operated by the University of
Hawai’i Institute of Astronomy. For the study, the researchers used data
from Data Release 2 (DR2) with the goal of narrowing down the possible
location of Planet Nine based on findings from past studies.

In the end, the team narrowed down possible locations of Planet Nine
by eliminating approximately 78% of possible locations that were
calculated from previous studies. Additionally, the researchers also
provided new estimates for the approximate semimajor axis (measured in
astronomical units, AU) and Earth-mass size of Planet Nine at 500 and
6.6, respectively. So, what are the most significant results from this
study, and what follow-up studies are currently being conducted or
planned?

“While I would love to say that the most significant result
was finding Planet Nine, we didn’t,” Dr. Brown tells Universe Today. “So
instead, it means that we have significantly narrowed the search area.
We’ve now surveyed approximately 80% of the regions where we think
Planet Nine might be.”

In terms of follow-up studies, Dr.
Brown tells Universe Today, “I think that the LSST is the most likely
survey to find Planet Nine. When it comes online in a year or two it
will quickly cover much of the search space and, if Planet Nine is
there, find it.”

LSST stands for Legacy Survey of Space and Time, and is an
astronomical survey currently scheduled as a 10-year program to study
the southern sky and take place at the Vera C. Rubin Observatory in
Chile, which is presently under construction.

Objectives for LSST include studying identifying near-Earth asteroids
(NEAs) and small planetary bodies within our solar system, but also
include deep space studies, as well. These include investigating the
properties of dark matter and dark energy and the evolution of the Milky
Way galaxy. But what is the importance of finding Planet Nine?

Dr. Brown tells Universe Today, “This would be the 5th
largest planet of our solar system and the only one with a mass between
Earth and Uranus. Such planets are common around other stars, and we
would suddenly have a chance to study one in our own solar system.”

Scientists began hypothesizing the existence of Planet Nine shortly
after the discovery of Neptune in 1846, including an 1880 memoir
authored by D. Kirkwood and later a 1946 paper authored by American
astronomer, Clyde Tombaugh, who was responsible for discovering Pluto in
1930.

More recent studies include studies from 2016 and 2017 presenting
evidence for the existence of Planet Nine, the former of which was
co-authored by Dr. Brown.

This most recent study marks the
most complete investigation of narrowing down the location of Planet
Nine, which Dr. Brown has long-believed exists, telling Universe Today,
“There are too many separate signs that Planet Nine is there. The solar
system is very difficult to understand without Planet Nine.”

He continues by telling Universe Today that “…Planet Nine explains
many things about orbits of objects in the outer solar system that would
be otherwise unexplainable and would each need some sort of separate
explanation.”

“The cluster of the directions of the orbits is the best know, but
there is also the large perihelion distances of many objects, existence
of highly inclined and even retrograde objects, and the high abundance
of very eccentric orbits which cross inside the orbit of Neptune. None
of these should happen in the solar system, but all are easily
explainable as an effect of Planet Nine.”

More information:
Michael E. Brown et al, A Pan-STARRS1 Search for Planet Nine, arXiv (2024). DOI: 10.48550/arxiv.2401.17977

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‘October Surprise’: Russia To Launch Nukes in Space

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The ‘national security threat’ announced on Wednesday is
about Russia planning to launch nuclear weapons in space, causing some
to speculate whether it’s really an election year ploy.

The panic began when House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Turner
(R-Ohio) asked President Biden to declassify information about a
“serious national security threat”.

Modernity.news reports: The weapon would reportedly be designed to be used to take out satellites.

Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) responded by telling reporters he wanted “to assure the American people, there is no need for public alarm.”

The big, scary threat is serious business and involves a space-based nuke controlled by evil dictator Putin, but it’s also “not an immediate crisis,” according to what three members of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee have told Politico.

Okay, then. Just for election season, is it?

Zero Hedge reports: “So, the question is – was this:

a) a distraction from Biden’s broken brain, or

2) a last desperate attempt to get more funding for anything-but-the-US-border, or

iii) a path to pitching Putin as the uber-bad-guy again after his interview with Tucker Carlson.”

Just by coincidence, Mike Turner recently returned from Ukraine having lobbied for billions more in weapons and aid for Zelensky’s government.

Some questioned the timing, suggesting it might all be a deep state plot to keep American voters afraid when they hit the ballot box.

Speculation will now rage as to whether this is “the event,” real or imagined, that billionaires and elitists the world over have been building underground survival bunkers in preparation for.

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