Bulgarian physicists say wormholes may already have been detected, and there’s a way to tell them apart from black holes.
Wormholes are hypothetical bridges connecting distant regions of space and time. It could be possible for matter to ride this cosmic tube and come out the other end with its information nearly intact. Wormholes could more or less look like black holes. To tell them apart, the team developed a simplified model of a wormhole’s ‘throat’ as a magnetized fluid ring. Particles caught up in the swirl would produce powerful electromagnetic fields that would roll and snap in predictable patterns, polarizing any light emitted by the heated material with a clear signature, differentiating it from black holes.
Further modeling could reveal other characteristics of light waves that help sift wormholes out of the night sky.
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