12 Facts You Didn’t Know About Gravitational Waves

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12. The Prospect of Time Travel

Measuring Gravitational Waves Is a Challange

courtesy of: bigthink.com

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Sci-fi fan-boys across the globe collectively wet their pants when gravitational waves were confirmed to indeed exist. What made them so happy about it is that there is a part of Einstein’s special relativity equation which relies on the existence of gravitational waves to make time travel possible. The scientific community was quick to point out that we are still a long way off from travelling through time any faster or slower than 365 days per year however with Einstein’s knack for being correct it may just be a matter if time.

General relativity equations are telling us that they (negative mass particles and stable wormholes) would permit time travel.

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