Worm­hole let down

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I en­joyed Robert Matthews’s fea­ture in the June is­sue (p38). Through pop­u­lar sci-fi films and shows such as Star­gate, Farscape and 2001: A Space Odyssey, worm­holes gave some­one like me hope that we could spread out across the Gal­axy, and per­haps the Uni­verse, through these rips in space-time. So you can imag­ine my dis­ap­point­ment when I dis­cov­ered, to­wards the end of the ar­ti­cle, that even if we were able to find a sta­ble worm­hole, it’d take us longer to travel through it than if we’d just trav­elled to where it would spit us out by con­ven­tional means! Talk about an an­ti­cli­max.

Frank Wil­son, Dul­wich

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