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  • Wormhole — Between Alchibah and Earth

    by EAB

    Observations by William Bartlett

    Composite photo of original images SSI-1154132-7

    The Discovery

    In the early 2040’s the UNWG funded a project to look for nearby Wormholes or other massive near system objects. They were to be found using a method called gravitational micro lensing, the bending of light caused by the gravity of an object passing in front of, or very near to, the sight line to a more distant light source. By the late 20th century several extra-solar planets had already been discovered using this method. If the distance to the light source were known accurately enough several measurements could give an estimation of the intervening objects mass, size and distance.

    Earth based instruments, by taking photos on opposite sides of the planet’s orbit, had given accurate stellar distances out to about 400 Light Years. There just weren’t enough stars that close to Earth to expect an object as small as an outer system Wormhole to be seen near enough to one of these stars for the bending to be noticed or the measurements made. The UNWG proposed to build an observatory on Saturn so as to have a longer base line. They expected good numbers out to perhaps 5000 Light Years. The project was to take about 30 years as Saturn went around in its orbit.

    R. J. Hamilton heard about the program and had an idea for an improvement. Instead of one observatory he built 25 spacing them roughly 15 deg. apart just outside of Saturn‘s orbit, and thus was able to accomplish in a little over a year what would take the UNWG 30. The Orbiting Observatories were similar to the familiar Earth based Space Telescope, and were in an orbit around the sun with a slightly larger diameter than Saturn’s thus Hamilton would have an even longer base line to measure distances from.

    He could have used 5 platforms spaced equally and still beat the UNWG but it would have taken longer. He had the resources for more and was in a hurry.

    With so many cameras he had many more photographs for his comps to examine, hence more accurate measurements of distance, mass, and indications of light being lensed or bent. Even with all the photos he took it was an unlikely statistical occurrence to capture an object as small as the Alchibah Wormhole passing very near the sightline of a nearby star in so short a time.

    An additional benefit of Hamilton’s procedure was that his accuracy let him rule out investigating quite a number of previously undiscovered objects in the outer solar system that though large in size were not massive enough to be Wormholes. By 2042 Hamilton was ready to launch his first exploratory ship.

    There is a certain amount of confusion concerning the popular myth that Brandon Carter had just stumbled across the Wormhole. It appears much more likely that Hamilton had sent him out to investigate at the proper spot and was happy enough to let Carter get the credit. See Historian’s interview with R. Williams/L. Monroe/et al.

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    Wormhole Communications

    by EAB

    At the request of Capt. Travis an intensive and rigorous investigation was undertaken on the mass of data collected by William Bartlett during the outbound transit ‘SOL to Alchibah’.

    The data cube covering the actual transit was cataloged to separate the various types of observational data. The first set of data analyzed was the Electro-Mechanical realm (which includes the Radio Frequency sub-domain).

    Here the physics of the wormhole delivered it first punch. The Gravatetic Lens Effect which compressed the EM input of the entire 180 degrees of the wormhole aperture into the central tube, created a massive ‘White Noise’ problem. This discrimination problem was estimated to require tuners of a least four orders of magnitude better than any scanner in existence to even separate an EM stream from the background clutter!

    Attention then turned to the Light Frequency Bands to explore the possibility of high powered Lasers. There the wormhole physics delivered the second and final blow. The Gravatetic Wave Effect caused by the constant variance of the gravitational energy literally forced frequency changes and variations in the Light Bands themselves. Worse, this variation was totally random and affected the modulating frequencies of any signal system at a different rate from that of the carrier frequency. This was in effect, the best scrambler system ever devised; but unlike manmade systems, it had no key! There was no conceivable way to decode the result!

    As a final control two attempts were made to determine the spectral signatures of the two stars involved as seen through the wormhole. First the analysis focused on Alchibah on the approach to the wormhole, then SOL on the exit run. It proved impossible to isolate even the spectral signature of the stars involved!

    In a very unscientific statement one member of the EAB summed up the communications though the wormhole problem with the following “You got two chances, Slim and None. But, Slim done caught the bus for Hotlanta.”

    Coherent Communications through a wormhole are impossible!

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    Wormhole Theory

    by EAB

    Blackholes, Wormholes, and Spin Tubes

    Much of the following is speculation based upon the Alchibah Wormhole. Current theory is still evolving. The demonstrated existence of the Alchibah Wormhole has disproven some previously accepted ideas.

    1. The maximum speed of anything in the universe is 186,000 mps. The speed of light in a vacuum.

    2. Most of the matter in the Universe is unobserved and is in fact unobservable.

    3. Stars travel particular evolutionary paths depending on their original size.

    4. Small stars use up their hydrogen fuel and grow dim and cold. This takes so long that they are likely to be around for 100 billion years or more. The age of the universe seems to be less than 20 billion years.

    5. Larger stars shine, expand, explode, and collapse. As they collapse they become White Dwarf stars, (dense), Neutron stars, (extremely dense), and, if their original mass is great enough they become blackholes. A blackhole is so massive that the escape velocity at its surface, called the Event Horizon, is greater than the speed of light, 186,000 mps. Imagine taking a star twice as large as the Sun and compressing it till it is less than 10 miles in diameter.

    6. The more mass a star begins with the shorter its lifetime. If it is massive enough to becomes a blackhole the more massive it is the larger the diameter of the event horizon.

    7. All stars rotate. The more they shrink in size the faster they spin. This is called the Law of Conservation of Angular Momentum.

    8. A blackhole spins extremely rapidly. Its spin axis is the entry point to what we call a Wormhole. Any attempt to get closer to the blackhole center than the diameter of its event horizon, unless one is at the spin axis, causes one to vanish permanently from the observable universe.

    9. A first approximation of a spinning blackhole would be a sphere with a hole from one side to the other at the spin axis. A second and better view would be of a spinning tube. The length of the tube is proportional to the blackhole mass. As a simplification we could say that the length of the Alchibah Wormhole Spin Tube is 47 light years. The tubes internal diameter is proportional to the rotational rate and the velocity of the object entering the Spin Tube. The outer diameter of the sphere or tube wall is the Blackhole event horizon. The inner diameter may be considered as the Spin Tube or Wormhole event horizon.

    Spin Tube Length = k x Blackhole Mass.

    Spin Tube Dia. = k x sqrt(Rotation Rate x Entry Speed).

    The value of k has yet to be determined. As it may not be linear. The discovery and exploration of a few more wormholes should settle the question.

    10. It is obvious from the above that the more massive the blackhole the longer the spin tube. And as entry velocities decrease the more critical is exact alignment with the axial center if one is to avoid the spin tube event horizon.

    11. A rotating blackhole will have a wormhole entrance at both the north and south pole of spin. It is unknown whether the spin tubes from either end lead to the same terminus. All entries at the Solar end of the Alchibah Wormhole have been through the same Spin Pole.

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