Space Time Continuum and Wormholes
By: Serena Gilmore and Jordan Bridges
Space Time Continuum
A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time which connects two points in space-time which could actually create a shortcut or reduce travel through time. They are basically bridges through time, connecting two points to make the travel shorter. Wormholes have never actually been discovered, there are only theories. Theories suggest they are made by high mass making space curve. Once there is too much mass, space could give away entirely. This hole could lead to an entirely other universe or time period. These theories also suggest if a wormhole was ever found, it would be too tiny to travel through (10^-33 centimeters to be exact) plus they would be highly unstable. Wormholes are a shortcut through time.
What are the differences of a wormhole and the space-time continuum? Well, the space-time continuum has been proven to exist, while the idea of wormholes are nothing but a theory. Another contrast is that the space time continuum is a mathematical model, meaning it is not an actual object that could be seen, felt, heard, smelled, or tasted. While a wormhole could be an actual thing, and not just a math problem. While the wormholes theory suggest you can travel through time and to different universes. The space-time continuum theory only tells us how space and time could unify. One last contrast is that the space time continuum deals with the speed of light, and a wormhole deals with jumping through the wormhole and getting you to another universe.
The space-time continuum and wormholes are similar and different in many ways. The space-time continuum is the theory that unifies space and time. A wormhole is theoretical passage by Einstein’s theory of general relativity in which space-time connects two distinct locations, which if you travel through it might take you to another universe or time period. Maybe one day we will find an actually wormhole and see much more on just how intricate the space-time continuum is.