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Researchers suggest that wormholes may look almost identical to black holes


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A group of researchers at Sofia University has found evidence that suggests the reason that a wormhole has never been observed is that they appear almost identical to black holes.

For many years, scientists and science fiction writers have considered the theoretical possibility of a wormhole. Such an object, theory suggests, would take the form of a tunnel of sorts that connects two different parts of the universe. Moving through the tunnel would allow for travel to distant destinations in ways not available to spaceships incapable of moving faster than the speed of light—by taking a shortcut.

Unfortunately, no one has ever observed a worm hole or even any physical evidence that they actually exist. Still, because the theory for their existence is so strong, astrophysicists assume they do exist. The problem is that we either lack the technology to see them, or we have not been looking for them in the right way.

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-wormholes-identical-black-holes.html

https://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevD.106.104024

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Thinking about this proposal just made me realize that wormholes could be unsuitable for skipping distance.
1: The theory says that the spacetime between them is warped thin / barely there, but there could be a true vacuum instead, making the distance equal to normal spacetime.
which leads to another problem:
2: The gravity torrent of the black hole at the other end (where you want to go) might be too weak to help an object gain the necessary momentum, because the local gravity torrent triumphs it.

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