The Space-Time Tunnel Called Wormhole
Space-time phenomena like blackholes have always remained a mystery and is beyond one’s understanding. While there had been constructive thoughts on this topic, researchers worldwide have been studying the laws of physics behind intergalactic space travel. But, before we proceed to that, let’s see about the different types of space-time phenomenon.
Most of the people know, that theories suggest the theory behind blackholes. But, not many know about the theory behind whiteholes. Blackholes are areas in corners of the space, which are impossible to escape once entered. Whiteholes represent the opposite effect. They are almost impossible to enter, but possible to escape once already there. These two space-time phenomenon are actually connected with each other. Hence, if either a blackhole or a whitehole exists in a corner of the universe, their opposite counterpart would exist in a different universe.
The connectivity between the blackhole and the whitehole, is in the form of a narrow and hollow tunnel, called the wormhole.
The Dawn Of An Idea
While there are more sightings of the blackholes, there is no evidence for the presence of a whitehole. The current laws of physics suggest, that it is impossible for the whitehole to form. In a rare case, even if that is possible, they would cease to exist due to instability. Going with this thought, wormholes also would cease to exist. However, the astrophysicists think that every phenomenon of nature has two sides. Hence, an existent blackhole in this universe would definitely have a whitehole counterpart in another. This conclusion led to a series of research to uncover the materials needed to sustain a wormhole-travel.
Negative Mass Is The Answer
Before we get to the answer, let’s talk about event horizon. In simple terms, it means a point of no return. It is a point in space at which the gravitational pull is very huge. Nothing can escape once it has crossed the event horizon. It is impossible even for light to escape. A light emitted beyond the event horizon can’t be seen by an outside observer. It is the point in space, that marks the end of a black hole and the start of the wormhole.
Based on this knowledge, the research revolved around two points of focus. The first one is about a way to counter the extreme gravitational pull, without getting done in by it. The next one is about a way to counter extreme speed of travel within the wormhole. The wormhole allows a faster-than-light travel, between the blackhole and whitehole.
The answer to these two points of concern, is that the mode of transport through the tunnel, should be made of a negative mass material. A material with a negative mass doesn’t exist in the universe. But, the scientists went ahead and created a fluid with a negative mass. Though it is a fluid, it is a massive breakthrough in the field of science. After this acheivement, the scientists are in the process of making a solid material with a negative mass.
Is This Viable?
The answer is NO! One of the main reasons, is that these space-time phenomena defy the well-proved basic laws of physics. The odds of making a wormhole travel against these laws is next to impossible. Moreover, NASA is conducting various researches to create propulsion systems to make space-travel faster. A radio frequency resonant cavity thruster is one of those systems that uses microwaves inside a truncated cone to create a thrust at the narrow end of the cone. Hence, NASA isn’t going to concentrate on negative mass material for now.
A Distant Possibility
Though not viable, there is a possibility to establish the wormhole travel. We don’t have the technology to make it happen yet. The first challenge is to create a negative mass material, that is naturally non-existent in this universe. This process will take an extremely long time to complete, with the currently available tech. The second challenge is to do a wormhole travel against the basic laws of physics.
Benefits Of Wormhole
We can make space-travel much faster than the conventional flying. A normal space travel would take many light years to reach, but a wormhole can cut that short to just a few hundred years. Time travel is possible too. People can travel to the past or the future with ease. However, altering the timeline would have serious consequences.
That being said, it is left to see if we humans can make the impossible happen.
NASA’s DART probe successfully collided with an asteroid.
At the time of impact, the impactor vehicle, about the size of a vending machine, was moving at about 14,000 mph.
After traveling for over a year, NASA‘s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission, which attempted to provide answers, “Could a specially crafted satellite be used to divert an asteroid from its planet-destroying course? How about a number? “has effectively impacted the Dimorphos asteroid. However, NASA ground control has confirmed that the DART impact vehicle has intercepted the target asteroid. The results and data from the collision are still being received. Yes, Dimorphos is about the size of a football stadium, but space is very big, extremely dark, and both the asteroid and the spaceship were traveling rather quickly at the time.
“It’s been a successful completion of the first part of the world’s first planetary defense test,” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said after the impact. “I believe it’s going to teach us how one day to protect our own planet from an incoming asteroid. We are showing that planetary defense is a global endeavor and it is very possible to save our planet.”
In an effort to investigate the employment of defensive satellites as a method of planetary defense against Near Earth Objects, NASA launched the DART mission in November 2021. Nearly 68 million miles from Earth, the DART impactor vehicle, about the size of a vending machine, tragically crossed Dimorphos’ path while traveling at about 14,000 MPH.
It remains to be seen if future generations of a planetary defense system will be packed with satellites ready to go full June Bug vs. Chrysler Windshield against real planet-killer asteroids. Dimorphos is one of two asteroids that are gravitationally entangled; its parent rock is more than five times larger than Dimorphos itself, but both are dwarfed by the space rock that struck Earth 66 million years ago and destroyed 75% of the planet’s multicellular life while gouging out the Gulf of Mexico.
Various Companies Partner Up to Put a Mobile Phone Network on the Moon
The world of science and technology brings us yet another crazy possibility that’s going to be explored quite soon. Fourth Generation Cellular Networks are seeing implementations on various places. One of them could be the natural satellite orbiting the earth: The Moon.
A partnership between Nokia, Vodafone and Audi is looking to implement cellular networks on the moon sometime next year. Even if the proposition sounds crazy, it seems like they have a lot of plans to make this dream a reality.
Vodafone will be designing the lunar network and will make use of equipment designed by Nokia Bell Labs. This connectivity will allow two Audi Lunar Quattro rovers to communicate wirelessly with a base station at the Autonomous Landing and Navigation Module.
Using existing satellites, mission organizer Part Time Scientists will also be able to live stream scientific data and HD video content from the Moon to viewers on Earth. In other words, we will be getting some very detailed views of Earth for public viewing.
The networking equipment will be launched into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. If you think it’s going to be very heavy and sloppy to handle. Nokia’s engineers have worked really hard to make it weigh less than one kilogram.
We’re seeing the vestiges of life in the moon very frequently now. All thanks to the options becoming more and more accessible with the fast advancements in technology. Of course, this rapid growth is far from reaching its peak potential.
Who knows? Maybe we will be able to look at interplanetary travels and living. The sky is the limit when it comes to the amount of creations. Nowadays bizarre ideas like mobile networks in different planets aren’t that far fetched eiher.
It’s going to be an interesting ride, for sure. However, we must be also conscious about the planet we’re currently living in. Even though there are efforts to make this planet greener, there is a lot left to do.
Spacesuit’s “Take Me Home” Button can help Lost Astronauts
Alright, it’s been some time since we’ve talked about developments in Space Technology. This development in particular can actually save the lives of countless astronauts who find themselves in quite nightmarish situations. I mean, being “lost in space” is a very serious issue for a lot of astronauts.
A recent patent made by Kevin Duda, a space systems engineer at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts shows a self-return system that allows safety for spacewalking astronauts. Even in the most threatening scenario of the crewmates not being able to rescue the astray spaceman.
The self-return spacesuit system, Duda explained, had to be capable of determining a precise location in a harsh space environment where GPS is unavailable. This basically makes for a “Return to Home” button that is very tricky to develop.
The system has to compute an optimal return trajectory that accounts for time, oxygen consumption, safety and clearance requirements. Not only that but the system has to be able to guide a disoriented and possibly unconscious astronaut to safety effectively.
Draper Director of Space Systems Séamus Tuohy said the return-home technology is an advance in spacesuits that is long overdue. He mentions how current spacesuits feature no navigation system and could be a very challenging aspect for astronauts in the current age.
The patent also shows how the system works. It monitors the movement, acceleration and position of the crewmember relative to a fixed object nearby. The navigation module can also be configured using GPS, vision-aided navigation or a star-tracker system.
Additionally, to improve the astronaut’s positioning and orientation, Draper has developed software that fuses data from vision-based and inertial navigation systems and that benefits from the advantages of both sensing approaches. The development of this and other kinds of spacesuits will be handled by NASA
Not only that, but this technology can be used to help Earth’s inhabitants as well. Clothing equipped with sensors of this caliber could help First Response members and even firefighters during dire situations. If you want to see the full patent listing, I’d suggest you read it right here.
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