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It is possible to enlarge a wormhole?


Question asked by: knowitall

Well, theoretically it might be just about possible to enlarge and stabilise a wormhole.

You would need to subject it to an immense gravitational force first to ensure that it stayed open.

You would require huge bursts of energy fired at the wormhole to try and make it grow in size, and in fact you need the properties of anti-matter to enlarge the size of the wormhole.

The amount of energy required overall would be immense and all of this is well outside the bounds of what we could achieve at the moment. Whether we ever could is an interesting point.

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According to the book I just read, adding energy to a wormhole will not enlarge it. It will collapse it. What you need to do to enlarge it is to throw NEGATIVE energy into it. Source: The Physics of Stargates: Parallel Universes, Time Travel and the Enigma of Wormhole Physics by Enrico Rodrigo (Eridanus Press 2010)
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Date of comment: Thu, Jun 9th 2011

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