Wormhole

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A Wormhole (...or Einstein–Rosen bridge) is a rare astronomical structure linking disparate points in spacetime.

  • Many regard a wormhole as a sort of naturally occurring portal.
  • It is widely believed to be an extremely rare Anomaly.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Wormholes are rare, not well understood structures, that can be used to link points in spacetime enabling FTL traverse.

A wormhole can be visualized as a tunnel with two ends, each at separate points in spacetime (i.e., different locations or different points of time). More precisely it is a transcendental bijection of the spacetime continuum, an asymptotic projection of the Calabi–Yau manifold manifesting itself in Anti-de Sitter space.

Alternate Terminology[edit]

  • "Casimir-Lorentzian traversable wormhole"
  • "Deutschian interuniversal wormhole"
  • "Einstein–Rosen bridge"
  • "One-dimensional tubes"
  • "Schwarzschild wormhole"
  • "Topological intra-universe wormhole"
  • "Transcendental bijection of the spacetime continuum"
  • "World tube via world line"

Faster-than-light Travel[edit]

The impossibility of faster-than-light relative speed only applies locally. Wormholes can allow effective superluminal (faster-than-light) travel by ensuring that the speed of light is not exceeded locally at any time. While traveling through a wormhole, subluminal (slower-than-light) speeds are used. If two points are connected by a wormhole whose length is shorter than the distance between them outside the wormhole, the time taken to traverse it can be less than the time it would take a light beam to make the journey if it took a path through the space outside the wormhole. However, a light beam traveling through the same wormhole would beat the Traveller.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Since traversable wormholes are widely believed to exist within Charted Space, they might one day allow chronotaxis or time travel.

  • Time dilation effects are already known to occur with misjumps.

Wormholes in Charted Space[edit]

Some sophontologists hypothesize that TL:31-33 Ascendant societies might one day master this astrographic phenomenon with an advanced transportation technology.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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