The galaxy is many things. It is very large. It is very confusing. But, what if our galaxy was just one massive wormhole that we could use to travel from one end of the cosmos to another? That might sound like something from Christopher Nolan’s 2014 film, Interstellar, but physicists now think it’s also something that’s very possible.
Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar raises a few questions about the possibility of wormhole travel. If Earth were to ever come to shambles, would the solution be to teleport to another planet via a double-ended tunnel – essentially a short cut though space?
We all love to point out the ridiculous bad physics in science fiction — it’s like an awesome sport that everybody wins. (Except physics.) But the truth is, sometimes you have to violate the laws of physics to create science fiction stories that people want to watch.
Humans have walked on the Moon and sent machines to the surface of Mars—and we’re even close to getting a Voyager probe beyond our solar system. But that is just the beginning. As science marches on, it seems that all those incredible suits, ships and space colonies we were given by science fiction may actually be just over the horizon.