The Entire Milky Way Might Be a Huge Wormhole That’s Stable and Navigable

Artist rendering of a wormhole connecting two galaxies. Credit: Davide and Paolo Salucci

Artist rendering of a wormhole connecting two galaxies. Credit: Davide and Paolo Salucci.

Our very own Milky Way could be home to a giant tunnel in spacetime.

At least, that’s what the authors of a new study have proposed. According to the team, a collaboration between Indian, Italian, and North American researchers at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Italy, the central halo of our galaxy may harbor enough dark matter to support the creation and sustenance of a “stable and navigable” shortcut to a distant region of spacetime – a phenomenon known as a wormhole.

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