Gravitational Wave Detectors Might Pick Up Wormholes

Some unexplainable black holes have just been found by the gravitational wave detectors. Regardless, we are more or less used to hearing about black holes when it comes to space exploration. There is, however, something that is truly special regarding what these detectors might have stumbled upon on. It would appear that they have just noticed actual wormholes.

Gravitational Wave Detectors

Theoretically, a black hole that would spiral into a wormhole would end up creating a peculiar pattern made up of ripples that would disturb the spacetime continuum in a way that the Virgo and the LIGO gravitational wave observatories could theoretically be able to pick up. All of this information was made public by physicists using the online platform arXiv.org on 17 July. These waves that were mentioned would constantly blink on and off while the black hole passes through the wormhole, then returned.

Theory

For now, wormholes are only hypothetical space objects that curve spacetime into a tunnel-shaped form that can connect cosmic locales that are normally at a big distance between each other. Even different universes could potentially be connected through wormholes. From the outside, a wormhole would look similar to a black hole. However, while an object that falls into a black hole is doomed to remain in that black hole, an object that falls into a wormhole would make a journey to the other side of the “tunnel”.

Scientist’s Opinion

For now, there is no conclusive evidence regarding the existence of wormholes. According to William Gabella, a physicist affiliated with the Vanderbilt University in Nashville, these are for now speculative phenomena, with an accent on the “S”. She continued by mentioning the fact that, if wormholes really are a thing, scientists have their chance of discovering them by using gravitational waves.

The Signature

Researchers have looked at a black hole that is five times the mass of the sun and that orbits a wormhole at just 1.6 billion light-years away from our planet. As it swings, it makes a pattern that scientists have called a chirp.

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