Wormholes have been a staple of science fiction for decades. Interestingly, Thorne said that one of the genre's most famous titles helped inspire scientists to try to better understand the hypothetical structures. The novel came out in , while the movie which also stars Matthew McConaughey, apparently a wormhole connoisseur was released in During the transit, trace amounts of silithium inadvertently leaked through the shields , however, the small amounts did not destabilize the wormhole, but instead created a subspace filament inside the wormhole that allowed normal communication between the quadrants.
DS9 : " Destiny ". In , when a Dominion invasion became inevitable, Starfleet ordered the entrance to the wormhole be collapsed. Doctor Lenara Kahn of the Trill Science Ministry had devised a means, using a phase-conjugate graviton beam , to seal the wormhole without causing damage to it or harming the Prophets.
Deep Space 9 was able to rig the phase-conjugate beam by remodulating the station's deflector grid frequencies and projecting it through its graviton emitters.
Unfortunately, when the plan was executed, it was discovered that the emitters had been sabotaged and, as a result, the phase-conjugate graviton beam had the exact opposite effect on the wormhole, and rendered the wormhole's spatial matrix even more stable than before, so stable, in fact, that not even trilithium explosives could destroy the wormhole. Thus, Starfleet was unable to prevent a series of Dominion fleets from entering the Alpha Quadrant.
DS9 : " In Purgatory's Shadow ". A few months later, Starfleet was forced to blockade the wormhole with self-replicating mines in order to prevent the growing Dominion threat to the Alpha Quadrant.
Deep Space 9 was subsequently lost to the Dominion in the opening battle of the Dominion War , but the minefield was successfully planted, preventing further Dominion ships from traversing the wormhole.
The minefield was eventually destroyed while the Federation attempted to retake the station. The Dominion fleet that was passing through the wormhole at the time was destroyed by the Prophets however, since the Prophets' Emissary chose to die trying to stop the Dominion fleet rather than heed their will. After this event, no further traffic passed through the wormhole until the end of the war. With the wormhole considered impassable, the Dominion introduced a new breed of Jem'Hadar, the Alphas , in DS9 : " One Little Ship ".
The wormhole was apparently destroyed in late when Dukat , acting as a conduit for the exiled Pah-wraiths , attacked the Orb of Contemplation , which was then housed on Deep Space 9.
Following Dukat's attack, all of the Orbs went dark, and the wormhole itself disappeared. Dukat's aim was to force the Prophets out and make the wormhole passable again for Dominion reinforcements, although he did not anticipate that the wormhole would collapse.
DS9 : " Tears of the Prophets ", " Covenant ". The disappearance of the wormhole and the apparent loss of contact with their deities caused great consternation and fear among the Bajorans, as well as the rise of the Cult of the Pah-wraiths.
The wormhole remained closed for the next three months , until Benjamin Sisko, acting as the Emissary of the Prophets, discovered the Orb of the Emissary on Tyree in early The discovery of the previously-unknown tenth Orb caused the re-opening of the wormhole.
Later that year, Dukat told Damar that he had no regrets in failing to reopen the wormhole by killing the Prophets. DS9 : " Penumbra ". Mapping it would essentially be as easy as drawing a number line and putting destination names on explored numbers. Honest John's, in this setting, has multiple entrances actually located between physical doors.
Mapping this would be a matter of marking the map between the appropriate numbers, possibly with measurements to make sure you don't miss. But it sounds like you might have the wormholes arranged in a sphere around the interior.
That's okay; take any appropriate map of a sphere here's an example of how to do that, but remember that you will be looking at the inside of the sphere instead of the outside and put your wormholes at appropriate locations. If only a section of the sphere is known, then it's okay to just map that section; all that's necessary is a reference point where you came in will almost certainly work for that.
Points between wormholes are also just as easy to map. If your surface is more complicated than a sphere, well, Texture mapping is a thing, and can probably also be flattened on at least a local level unless your topography gets really weird. On a non-local level - well, it can probably also be flattened, and just switch to a local map if the topology makes it confusing. Terrain features could then also be mapped, just like mountains and valleys in the real world.
If you're going into higher dimensions, then you'd probably want to work on casting it into the three dimensions the human mind is used to working with before then reducing that to two.
If this proves impossible, then I don't know what to tell you. If I'm way off on my interpretation of the question then I'm sorry, but I think that sounds like what you might be looking for.
Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Can I map the location of my convenient store inside a wormhole? Ask Question. Asked 5 years ago. Active 3 years, 7 months ago. Viewed times. What's the problem exactly? Jun 25 '15 at Is your question about mapping the location of your stores or mapping the connection between wormholes? Negative matter possesses negative gravity. This substance hasn't been detected but isn't forbidden by our current models of our Universe.
Thread the wormhole with negative matter and it'll stay open as long as you want. You can even expand the wormhole size with it. Active Oldest Votes. Making a wormhole As you mentioned, wormholes are not stable if you send photons or matter through them. Negative Matter exhibits negative energy density and negative gravitational attraction.
Mechanics The wormhole will always link its end points as a short distance through the wormhole, even when those points have wide separations in time or space outside of the wormhole. Mapping Mapping the wormhole connection points through the wormhole wouldn't be hard. You could even pass a wormhole through another wormhole with no ill effects. So your maps would need to be updated with the movement of those wormhole endpoints. As for how it would feel, going down through one.
You would be utterly f I'll refer to this post in Physics : There's a recent popularization of wormhole physics that nicely lists the properties of the four wormhole examples that Morris and Thorne considered in their paper. These times are completely independent of the distances between the mouths of each wormhole in normal space Suggested theme song for wormhole traversal: Shooting Stars, by the Bag Raiders.
Renan Renan Does velocity matter? In the post I linked to there are references to the paper in which these traversal times were calculated. I imagine that an object thrown onto a wormhole would naturally take that time to traverse as it is pulled by the hole's own apparent gravity and then "spat" on the other side out of pure inertia. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Sign up using Facebook. Sign up using Email and Password. Post as a guest Name.