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A doorway to another dimension. An unexplained disappearance. And the cave said to be the gateway to Hell. Might it be possible that portals to other points in the universe exist here on Earth? What if the so-called Stargates provided a connection to alien civilisations? Ancient Aliens s7e1: Aliens and Stargates s7e1, History 2014
According to legend the children of the sun-god Veracocha stepped into the world through three mysterious openings in a mountain, and gave rise to the Inca civilisation. ibid.
Could the murky waters of Lake Michigan be hiding the entrance to a wormhole? ibid.
This analysis forces one to consider situations ... where there is a net flux of lines of force, through what topologists would call ‘a handle’ of the multiply-connected space, and what physicists might perhaps be excused for more vividly terming a ‘wormhole’. John Wheeler, Annals of Physics
This is still very speculative, but the mathematics seem to indicate that as you fall through a black hole that you don’t simply die, you fall right through a wormhole, which is a gateway, a shortcut through space and time. Michio Kaku, interview How the Universe Works
Wormholes are formed at the centre of a black hole. They warp the fabric of Space/Time to create a tunnel connecting distant points. They might be ideal for time travel as they would offer a shortcut through Space and Time. Michio Kaku, Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible s1e6: How to Travel Through Time, Science 2009
Some now believe that at heart of a black-hole lies a tunnel through space/time: a wormhole. Michio Kaku, Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible s2e8: Black Hole Odyssey
You want to stabilise the wormhole; you don’t want the wormhole to collapse. Keep the wormhole open: that requires something new called Negative Matter. Michio Kaku
In 1935 Einstein came out with the first paper on wormholes ... Einstein’s equations we now know are littered with wormholes. Michio Kaku
In the early 1980s there was a common misunderstanding that you might be able to travel from one place to the other in the galaxy without covering the intervening distance by plunging into a black hole. But there was something about the whole idea that made me nervous. And it was for that reason that I contacted Kip Thorne. Carl Sagan, interview Horizon: The Time Lords, BBC 1996
You can’t go into a black hole and come out somewhere else. The fundamental laws of physics forbid it. Kip Thorne, interview Horizon: The Time Lords, BBC 1996
Black holes might even be gateways to other universes. On the other side of a black hole there could even be a big bang. How the Universe Works s1e2: Black Holes, Discovery 2010
There it is, ladies and gentlemen: the first and only stable wormhole known to exist. It’s yours – for the right price. Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Price s3e8, alien woman
Something very strange is happening to this wormhole. ibid. Data
Dax, we might have just discovered the first stable wormhole known to exist. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine s1e2: Emissary II, Sisko
The wormhole was discovered by Commander Sisko and Lieutenant Dax earlier this year. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine s1e20: In the Hands of the Prophets, Keiko’s class
I wish you success in the creation of the galaxy’s first artificial wormhole. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine s4e6: Rejoined, Sisko’s toast
The crew has been scanning constantly for anomalies that might help us shorten our journey home. Ensign Kim has reported an exciting discovery: a sub-space disturbance which may be a wormhole. Star Trek: Voyager s1e7: Eye of the Needle ***** Janeway’s log
I recommend we launch a micro-probe into the wormhole. ibid. Tuvok on bridge
There’s somebody on the other side of the wormhole. ibid. Harry on bridge
The wormhole is a rift not just in space but in time. ibid. Tuvok
I’ve detected what appears to be a micro-wormhole ... I believe a message is being transmitted through it. On a Star Fleet emergency channel. Star Trek: Voyager s6e10: Pathfinder, Seven of Nine to Janeway
Wormholes. The truth is that wormholes are all around us. Only they’re too small to see. Wormholes are very tiny. They occur in nooks and crannies in Space and Time. Stephen Hawking’s Universe: Into the Universe: Time Travel: Is Time Travel Possible? BBC 1997
But what if our scientist uses the wormhole to shoot his earlier self? He’s now dead. Killed before he’d even finished assembling the pistol. So who fired the shot? It’s a paradox. ibid.
Feedback can destroy the sound system. I think the same thing will happen with a wormhole. Only with radiation instead of sound. As soon as the wormhole expands, natural radiation will enter it and end up in a loop. The feedback becomes so strong it destroys the wormhole. ibid.
Wormholes were dreamed up in the 1950s by a leading physicist called John Wheeler. Horizon: The Time Lords, BBC 1996
[John] Wheeler had been [Kip] Thorne’s teacher. He was also part of the first wave of research into the nature Space and Time. He thinks the space between atoms might be full of bubbles, and once in a while two bubbles get joined together to make a tunnel. ibid.
A tunnel through Space, a shortcut through the billions of light-years separating the furthest ends of the universe. Extreme Universe: Speeding Through Space, National Geographic 2010
So you might even create a little system of wormholes – the one-day wormhole, the one-week wormhole, the one-month wormhole and the one-year wormhole. Professor Max Tegmark, theoretical physicist MIT
The wormhole is a connection between two regions of curved four-dimensional Space/Time. It has two mouths and a throat. So the time-traveller could travel through the wormhole faster than it would take for light to travel across this Time. Time Travel: The Truth
It may be that time travel is possible through wormholes that are natural. The Universe: Time Travel, History 2010
What does it take to make one? The technology we need to manipulate a wormhole may seem impossibly remote. ibid.
In theory a wormhole has a throat connection to an entrance, and an exit called mouths which are located in different parts of space. The Universe: Cosmic Holes
But Einstein never intended his wormhole as a tool for space travel. His wormhole is a theoretical construct created at some moment in time. ibid.
Scientists began to investigate whether there might be a type of wormhole different from Einstein’s that is traversable. ibid.