Questions tagged [wormhole]

A popular science fiction trope. A wormhole is a topological feature of spacetime that would be, fundamentally, a "shortcut" through spacetime.

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Book series about using wormholes and time travel to reduce decades of space travel to days

This was a two-book series. A ship would leave one destination with its crew and passengers in cryogenic sleep and cruise for, e.g. 80 years to the wormhole. They would pass through the wormhole to ...
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Book trilogy(?) about advanced civilisation, wormholes and portals, first mission to Mars [duplicate]

I'm trying to remember a good book, maybe divided by three volumes, about a future human society. I remember that it starts with the first human mission to Mars, where the astronauts land just to ...
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How many dimensions are there in the 1980's TMNT cartoon?

A common plot device in the 1980's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon is the Dimensional Portal, which operates in a similar manner to a Stargate, except for the fact that it links parallel ...
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Why aren't wormholes used for energy generation?

The wormholes in the Commonwealth Saga by Peter F. Hamilton seem to be very variable/controllable in terms of size and positioning. The books also devote a significant amount of time talking about ...
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Interstellar: Why did they go to Miller's planet? How was Miller even able to send a green light? [duplicate]

Apologies if this has already been answered, but I was not able to find it. After re-watching Interstellar, I am not able to make sense of the scene where the crew decides to visit Miller's planet, ...
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When was the term “Einstein–Rosen bridge” first used in a Sci-Fi work?

While we see wormholes in fiction all the time, they aren't always addressed as Einstein–Rosen bridge. At this time, there are two examples in my mind which used exact term Einstein–Rosen bridge: In ...
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How long does it take to travel from one end of the Bajoran Wormhole to the other?

My question is in the title. How long would it take to travel from one end of the Bajoran Wormhole to the other, assuming that there is no way to exit the wormhole by, for example, Quasar M92? I've ...
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Does the Bajoran Wormhole have “Off-ramps”?

I'm a novice Trekkie, so the answer I'm looking for may be obvious to lots of people, but I have no idea. When traveling the wormhole, does one enter at Bajor, then exit at the Idran System, or are ...
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Old story about a professor who invents a metal hoop that generates a spacewarp

I think I read this in an anthology sometime back in the 1980s, and later reread it in the 1990s. Both times, it was in hardback story collections which I found in public libraries. I believe the ...
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Looking for a story: Tire yard on the moon

In a bar, someone told me a story about some scrapyard-guy who accepts (worthless and non-reusable) junk for really low prices and people start to wonder how he disposes it, they try to find out how ...
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How does the geometry in “Tiger by the Tail” work? [closed]

Tiger by the Tail is a short story by Alan Nourse, which you can read here. A character claims that the purse can't be turned inside-out because it's a "second-order geometrical form". The term "...
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Story about terrorists that destroy wormhole and leave planetary system isolated from rest of galaxy

I am looking for a story that opens with a terrorist organization that destroys the only wormhole connecting a planetary system to the rest of the galaxy. The story occurs centuries after humanity ...
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Hard Science Fiction/ Space Opera about vast wormhole like structure [duplicate]

for the life of me, I can't remember the name or author of this book (or series). In it, there is this huge (infinite) wormhole like structure, that is home to a number of alien species, and can be ...
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What does the Bajoran Wormhole orbit in the Bajoran system?

In the pilot episode of DS9, the station moves from it's orbit around Bajor XI to the wormhole. I was reading a related question and contemplating just how difficult it would have been for DS9 to move....
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Name of book about colony cut off from earth/passage blocked?

I vaguely recall that the book or series of books was about a human colony that had been cut off from the rest of humanity. I believe the passageway was blocked off in the first book and in the second ...
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Why did Furlow copy Crichton's module? And what exactly did she copy?

In episode 1x11 "Till the Blood Runs Clear", Crichton meets Furlow, who comes to know the specifications of his module. In episode 1x16 "A Human Reaction", Crichton meets the Ancients, who give him ...
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In Stargate Universe why didn't the ancients use the wormhole drive to get to the source of the strange signal?

In Stargate Universe why didn't the ancients use the wormhole drive(Used in SGA last episodes to get Atlantis to Earth) to get to the source of the strange signal that the main ship in SGU is heading ...
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Need a book title: stars sent through black hole/wormhole

I remember reading a sci-fi book awhile back, probably early 2000's, but can't for the life of me find the book again or remember the title. Humans are already in space and they come upon a beacon of ...
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SciFi story involving wormhole and insanity [duplicate]

I think it was a short story or novella. A wormhole or some other portal is discovered and all attempts at automated study of what is on the other side fail - all recordings come back blank. They send ...
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In Farscape, what exactly is Starburst?

Starburst appears to be a method of traveling great distances over a short time. It seems to be able to jump a Leviathan between planets and systems almost immediately, implying that it facilitates ...
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Help identifying a story where kids discover some kind of wormhole in a garden

This is going to be unfortunately vague (I read these books as a kid...some 15/20 years ago). What I can remember is that the stories/books had a dark atmosphere, that the main characters were young, ...
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Why had humanity not visited this planet?

I've been thinking about this since I saw the movie a few weeks ago and I haven't been able to put my finger on a definitive answer so I figured I'd ask here. At the end of Interstellar Why hadn't ...
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Looking for a book, wormhole, space ship Crash landing

From what I remember of the book: A spaceship goes through a wormhole (I think) and crash lands on a planet They salvage what they can from the ship and build a castle on a mountain, cutting the ...
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Trying to find title of book - Scifi - Wormhole with time distortion

The story was something along the lines of a wormhole was found and a "ship" or party was sent through, communication was lost a couple of weeks/months later. A second ship/party is sent and the book ...
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Opening a Wormhole inside a Wormhole

About twenty years ago I cut high school, and went to the mall with some friends. When I was in the book store I found a sci-fi novel, but I cannot remember the name or author at all. All I can ...
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What's that hard scifi novel I read about exploiting the discovery of a wormhole?

The book details the history of a man who discovers a pinpoint wormhole in space, and slowly he learns to harness its power to succeed in life. To jog your memory: It starts with a guy at an ...
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How come the stargate doesn't burn through the iris?

I may just not remember this, but doesn't the Stargate horizon destroy everything in its way when the gate is activated? How then, can the Stargate's Iris stay in tact?
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Black hole Generation and Location inside ship in movie Event horizon?

In the movie Event Horizon the ship uses "Core" to generate a black hole which in turn opens a wormhole which is in turn used to travel long distances. The core location is inside the ship,if one ...
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Could radar penetrate the Stargate aperture?

Radio waves in the Stargate franchise are capable of going both ways. I started thinking about this a bit, and wondered: Could you send radar signals through the gate to determine what's on the ...
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Trying to find a book/story written in 1960's, 70's regarding travelers through a wormhole network

It has the travelers in a spacecraft who are on the first mission through a wormhole. They realize that there is a network of wormholes and they are artificial, They agree to journey further as they ...
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How do I place a stationary wormhole on a planets surface?

In the Commonwealth Saga by Peter F. Hamilton (and many other universes) the planets are connected by large wormholes, that stay on the surface of the planets, so you can travel through with vehicles ...
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What causes a stargate to not accept an incoming connection?

I'm in the middle of season 3, and I have watched 2 episodes which contain information that seems to contradict, and I'm trying to get this sorted straight. 100 days (Episode 3.17)- The stargate ...
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How do you 'travel' in a single dimension? [closed]

I do not know if I should ask this on the 'theoretical physics' stack, but I'm afraid I know nothing about Physics so I'll look like a clown there. There are many stories in which people travel ...
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In Contact: Why not send a second pod? [duplicate]

I've just finished watching the Contact movie and having had time to reflect a bit more on it, I still cannot understand why the government would not just send a second pod through the machine if they ...
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In Stargate, why can radio waves propagate throught the wormhole, but not light?

Light and Radio waves are essentially the same, just at different power levels. Why can light not penetrate the wormhole?
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In Stargate why can you go only in one direction through the gate but radio signals can go both ways?

So why can people and other objects just go in the one direction while radio signals can go both ways? Is that ever explained or is it just fact?
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How does the Iris on the stargate works when establishing a wormhole?

I was watching the SG-1 earlier and realized something. When a Stargate is locked there is a surge (for lack of a better word) in front of the gate. Carter says it is unstable wormhole etc. Also says ...