WHEN WORMHOLES ARE USED IN MOVIES – such as the recent blockbuster The Avengers, where Robert Downey Jr. redirects a missile through one as Iron Man – they seem so magical. The practicality of near instantaneous travel just seems too good to be true, especially if it happened here on Earth, and not by some supernova in a remote part of our galaxy. New research suggests, however, that wormholes are opening and closing, right outside of the Earth’s atmosphere, dozens of times a day.
On July 3rd, 2012, plasma physicist Jack Scudder, researching with the University of Iowa, found conventional wormholes just a few tens of thousands of kilometers from Earth. These portals of sorts, more appropriately referred to as “electron diffusion regions,” create a direct path to the Sun’s atmosphere, about 93 million miles away.
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