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Does the Bajoran Wormhole have "Off-ramps"?

The wormhole is effectively "point-to-point". It connected a point in the Bajoran system (within the Denorios belt) to a point in space 4.7 lightyears from the Idran system in the Gamma Quadrant (DS9: ...
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Book series about using wormholes and time travel to reduce decades of space travel to days

The Chronicles of Solace Series, by Roger MacBride Allen This is a series of three novels: The Depths of Time (2000) The Ocean of Years (2002) The Shores of Tomorrow (2003) Wormholes — separated by ...
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Story about terrorists that destroy wormhole and leave planetary system isolated from rest of galaxy

This is The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks. Per Goodreads It is 4034. Humanity has made it to the stars. Fassin Taak, a Slow Seer at the Court of the Nasqueron Dwellers, will be fortunate if he makes it ...
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When was the term "Einstein–Rosen bridge" first used in a Sci-Fi work?

1979: The Black Hole. If memory serves me right, there is a scene were scientists Dr. Hans Reinhardt and Dr. Alex Durant whisper about the possibility of an Einstein-Rosen bridge connected to the ...
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Movie with missing scientists father in another dimension, worm holes in buildings

This sounds a little bit like the Netflix movie Parallels. Two grown up children receive a message from their dad, and eventually follow him through a series of parallel worlds via a single specific ...
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Old story about a professor who invents a metal hoop that generates a spacewarp

"The Hoop", a short story by Howard Fast; first published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1972, available at the Internet Archive. One very athletic young man (...
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Looking for a story: Tire yard on the moon

"The Hole in the Hole" by Terry Bison (ISFDB). Summary from here: "Sci-Fi author Terry Bisson wrote a humorous short story called "The Hole in the Hole" in which the main ...
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Movie about a worm hole that requires a lot of energy to open, but doesn't seem to work

Sounds like Contact: lady about to sit in this massive machine in the shape of a loop/circle that looked to be discovered on earth Outfitted with several recording devices, Arroway enters the ...
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Identify movie/series involving space travel and supernatural entity

Your description makes me think of Voltron: Legendary Defender, an animated series produced by Dreamworks and first aired on Netflix; the series comprises 8 seasons, released from 2016 to 2018. It's a ...
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What does the Bajoran Wormhole orbit in the Bajoran system?

This is described in some considerable detail in the Star Trek Deep Space Nine - Technical Manual. In short, the wormhole orbits the local Bajoran Star (known as Bajor-B'hava'el) at an orbital ...
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Movie with missing scientists father in another dimension, worm holes in buildings

A 1988 movie, Alien from L.A. fits this description; the protagonist (played by Kathy Ireland) seeks her missing father, who has dropped out of our world and is in a subterranean domain filled with... ...
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How long does it take to travel from one end of the Bajoran Wormhole to the other?

This is addressed in the Star Trek factbook Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library. Travel through the wormhole will... "...cut a 70,000 light-year journey between the two quadrants ...
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When was the term "Einstein–Rosen bridge" first used in a Sci-Fi work?

1983: "The Last Einstein–Rosen Bridge" is the title of a science fiction short story by Rudy Rucker which was first published in his 1983 collection The 57th Franz Kafka. The term Einstein–...
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Identify movie/series involving space travel and supernatural entity

Could it be the Final Space? It has giant space entities, special kind of universe beyond the main one, the titular Final Space.
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When was the term "Einstein–Rosen bridge" first used in a Sci-Fi work?

Earliest example that pops in my head (I am sure there are earlier) is Sliders, an SF tv series from 1995-2000. They distinctly talk about crossing the Einstein-Rosen Bridge in the first episode, ...
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Why aren't wormholes used for energy generation?

Hamilton doesn't say anything that suggests that the wormholes don't conserve energy. If they do conserve energy, then one of two things have to happen when the two ends of the wormhole are at ...
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Movie with missing scientists father in another dimension, worm holes in buildings

Could this be the 2018 MCU film Ant-Man and the Wasp? The main character is this film is Scott Lang, as played by Paul Rudd, but he works closely with Hope van Dyne, as played by Evangeline Lilly - ...
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Is Stargate the first example of a one-way wormhole in fiction?

"Sliders" was 2 years earlier, here wormholes are seen closing at the source end before they open at the destination, but this is possibly not the first story to use a unidirectional ...
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Movie with missing scientists father in another dimension, worm holes in buildings

From your sparse description, I can think of two movies that fit. Both have a girl protagonist, a missing scientist father, and portals to other worlds. 1: The 2007 movie The Golden Compass, based on ...
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What does the Bajoran Wormhole orbit in the Bajoran system?

The wormhole sits in the "Denorios Belt" between Bajor IX and Bajor X, which orbits the main star. The Denorios belt was a charged plasma field located in the Bajoran system. This belt divided the ...
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Why did Furlow copy Crichton's module? And what exactly did she copy?

Crichton's module is the only craft known to have conveyed a life form through a wormhole intact. Regardless of whether Crichton had wormhole knowledge when he met Furlow, this made the module an ...
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Hard sci-fi novel where the protagonist uses a wormhole portal and discovers a second version of themself

As suggested by user Handsome Jim and confirmed by the OP in comments above, this is Proxima (2013) by Stephen Baxter. Per the blurb on the book's goodreads.com page: The very far future: The galaxy ...
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Why aren't wormholes used for energy generation?

It's never explained. Hard to give proof of a negative, but I've read all of the books and this is never mentioned as a form of energy generation, nor is it mentioned why it isn't done. In universe ...
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Help identifying a story where kids discover some kind of wormhole in a garden

This may be "The Secret Country" by Pamela Dean, the first book of a trilogy. The summary on Goodreads is: Each vacation for the past nine years, cousins Patrick, Ruth, Ellen, Ted, and Laura have ...
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Book about portals and pyramids

Might this be The Stonehenge Gate by Jack Williamson? In a basement in New Mexico, four poker buddies and amateur adventurers who have discovered a dark mystery buried beneath the sands of the Sahara ...
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Identify movie/series involving space travel and supernatural entity

Could it be Edens Zero? From Wikipedia set out to explore the universe by searching for Mother, the goddess of the cosmos causing a spacetime distortion that sent them 20,000 years into the future ...
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Help identifying a story where kids discover some kind of wormhole in a garden

It sounds like it could be The Silver Nutmeg: The Story of Anna Lavinia and Toby (1956) by Palmer Brown. This is from NY Times Book Review: Anna Lavinia’s father wanted her to have another point of ...
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In Contact: Why not send a second pod?

An answer from the film: This conversation happens in "Pensacola" (note - this is not exact transcription from the film, but from this script, but the exchange is similar enough in the film) ...
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Help identifying a story where kids discover some kind of wormhole in a garden

This could possibly be Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. I read these books as a kid...some 15/20 years ago The first book (Northern Lights) was published in 1995, and the last (The Amber ...
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Help identifying a story where kids discover some kind of wormhole in a garden

Possibly An Acceptable Time by Madeleine L'Engle. Polly O'Keefe is visiting her maternal grandparents, the Murrys. While in the garden/fields near the house, she meets characters from 3000 years ago; ...
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