Traveling in time is the fact that in the views of the overwhelming number of people is only a fascinating story for science fiction films and books, but in reality something that never leaves the field of the most daring dreams. Nevertheless, a number of scientists stubbornly promoted this idea for a long time as quite possible, and with the appearance of the first photograph in the history of the black hole, which officially confirmed the existence of such objects, this direction will reach a higher level. Professor of Moscow State University, director of the Sternberg Astronomical Institute Anatoly Cherepashchuk is convinced that with the recent discovery, humanity has come close to understanding the mechanism of time travel and its further implementation.
Experts have calculated more than once how much time at the current level of technology development can be reached on a spaceship to another galaxy. This journey will take millions of years, but with the help of black holes, says Cherepashchuk, such tremendous distances can be overcome in just a few seconds. It remains to find only one thing – the so-called wormholes – the centers of galaxies, where space and time live in a completely different way.
“There is a very unique opportunity, which now can be spoken not as a science fiction, but as a scientific fact. To understand the very nature of gravity, this is the greatest breakthrough, ”said the professor.
On Wednesday, scientists presented to the world the first ever black hole image. Until now, direct evidence of the existence of these still very sickly studied space objects was not. This black hole is located in the galaxy M87, which is 53.5 million light-years distant from us. The mass of the object exceeds the sun by 3.5-7.22 billion times.