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Hi! Welcome to OASmile

We have all kinds of people here with all kinds of backgrounds and our attitude is that everyone has the potential to bring something valuable to the table. So a lack of math skills isn't really an issue, generally speaking (at least until you get into high grade physics where few or none of us have the background and the people who do aren't available right then:p).

As far as your question about wormholes - Some real life (RL as we call it here) articles on WHs that I've seen talk in terms of them acting like a sort of 'negative gravitational lens', meaning that (as I understand it and IIRC) light passing through the wormhole, or it's immediate environs would be bent outward away from it rather than inward toward some 'focal point' at some distance from it. So, you could potentially detect that effect telescopically and there have actually been proposals that telescopic searches be conducted to look for that kind of thing.

Beyond that, and moving to the OA universe, we do say here and there that apparently wormholes can be detected over interstellar distances, but we've never said how or what is being detected. The most hard science answer would be that OA telescopes are good enough to detect the bent light mentioned above. A less hard science answer would be that the wormhole is emitting something (particles, radio waves, gravity waves, something else) that even modosophont or low transapient tech can pick up over interstellar distances.

Hope this helps and once again, Welcome to OA!


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Hello! - by Berwyf93 - 07-16-2015, 06:59 AM
RE: Hello! - by Centauri5921 - 07-16-2015, 07:54 AM
RE: Hello! - by Berwyf93 - 07-17-2015, 12:08 AM
RE: Hello! - by Drashner1 - 07-16-2015, 08:33 AM
RE: Hello! - by TSSL - 07-16-2015, 02:38 PM
RE: Hello! - by TSSL - 07-17-2015, 02:28 PM

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