Monday, August 26, 2013

Wormhole Is Best Bet for Time Machine, Astrophysicist Says

an illustration of a wormhole through space-time 

Though wormholes have never been proven to exist, these theoretical passageways through space-time are predicted by Einstein's general theory of relativity.
 
The concept of a time machine typically conjures up images of an implausible plot device used in a few too many science-fiction storylines. But according to Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which explains how gravity operates in the universe, real-life time travel isn't just a vague fantasy.

Traveling forward in time is an uncontroversial possibility, according to Einstein's theory. In fact, physicists have been able to send tiny particles called muons, which are similar to electrons, forward in time by manipulating the gravity around them. That's not to say the technology for sending humans 100 years into the future will be available anytime soon, though.
 
For the rest of the story: http://www.livescience.com/39159-time-travel-with-wormhole.html

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