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article imageCenter of Milky Way might be a wormhole, say scientists

By William Suphan     May 29, 2014 in Science
Scientists are creating a method to see if they can determine whether the center of our galaxy is a black hole or a wormhole that might lead to another universe.
Using the multiverse model of the universe, originally postulated by Albert Einstein and Nathan Rosen, scientists are claiming that it's possible that some galaxies, including our own Milky Way, may have a wormhole at the center, and the wormhole might even lead to another universe.
Two scientists from Fudan University in Shanghai, Zilong Li and Cosimo Bambi, claim that it might even be possible to use the wormholes to travel between universes, according to Gizmodo.
Their recently published paper says, "The supermassive black hole candidates at the center of every normal galaxy might be wormholes created in the early Universe and connecting either two different regions of our Universe or two different universes in a Multiverse model."
Einstein's General Theory of Relativity says the following about wormholes:
1) Wormholes can exist.
2) Wormholes would allow matter to travel faster than light (FTL) because, while objects passing through a wormhole would still move at sub-light speeds locally (therefore obeying Einstein’s first commandment: Thou shall not travel faster than light!) they will go from one point of the universe to the other much faster than a beam of light travelling outside the wormhole, through regular space.
3) Wormholes would allow time travel. (Mind-bending explanation here)
4) Wormholes may connect different universes, which ties with the idea of many parallel universes derived from quantum mechanics. This avoids any time paradox because, according to some recent theories, “a particle returning form the future [through a wormhole] does not return to its universe of origin but to a parallel universe.”
A new VLTI technology called GRAVITY is in the works, which may be able to help scientists detect whether the center of our galaxy is a black hole or a wormhole. It is planned to be installed at the European Space Observatory on Cerro Paranal in Chile.
Li and Bambi explain how this technology might be used in their paper:
Indeed, the origin of these supermassive objects is not well understood, topological non-trivial structures like wormholes are allowed both in general relativity and in alternative theories of gravity, and current observations cannot rule out such a possibility. In a few years, the VLTI instrument GRAVITY will have the capability to image blobs of plasma orbiting near the innermost stable circular orbit of SgrA∗, the supermassive black hole candidate in the Milky Way. The secondary image of a hot spot orbiting around a wormhole is substantially different from the one of a hot spot around a black hole, because the photon capture sphere of the wormhole is much smaller, and its detection could thus test if the center of our Galaxy harbors a wormhole rather then a black hole.
So far, Einstein's theory of Relativity has held up quite well in being able to explain various workings of our universe. It remains to be seen if the information regarding wormholes will also hold true. The possibilities that might open up for our future would be stunning at the very least.
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