Friday, February 24, 2012

Object Generated Wormholes as Wake Effect Causing Superluminal Transit

I have a personal hypothesis I want to share about faster-than-light neutrinos. Actually, it is a hypothesis about superluminal mass of any composition.

Whenever you move a mass through a medium, that medium is disturbed or acted upon in some way by the mass traveling through it. For example, a bullet shot into water leaves a cavitation trail behind it. A supersonic aircraft drags a conical shock wave called a Mach cone. The aircraft remains inside its own Mach cone, and the Mach cone travels with the aircraft.

If the aircraft is hypersonic, meaning it is traveling faster than Mach five, its Mach cone begins to resemble a tapered tube of considerable length. The faster the aircraft moves through the medium, which is air in this case, the more extended and tubular the Mach cone becomes. Space and air are vastly dissimilar mediums, but consider the analogy.

Suppose a mass, say a neutrino, is traveling through space at a relativistic velocity, meaning it is subluminal but moving at nearly the speed of light. The faster an object moves, the more its mass increases, as measured by a stationary observer. This is called mass dilation. Ask Einstein.

While the mass of the object increases with speed, the size of the object does not increase. In a way, its size actually decreases as speed increases. To a stationary observer, the object appears compressed longitudinally. That is to say, it appears shortened along its direction of travel. Its mass increases with speed.

Mass affects space. Mass warps space. So, the faster our pet neutrino travels, the more it warps space in its local vicinity. Now, suppose our pet neutrino encounters a patch of dark matter or dark energy, or some other material about which we know little or nothing. Like a bullet slamming into water, our pet neutrino could create some disturbance in the medium. But, suppose, for whatever reasons based on physics elusive to our brightest minds, the disturbance is projected ahead of our fast moving neutrino rather than dragged behind it.

What would a cavitation trail or an elongated Mach cone resemble if you were to reverse it so it extends ahead of the object that is generating it? To my mind’s eye, it would sort of resemble what a wormhole might look like.

Suppose the combined effects of our fast moving neutrino on the medium it encounters and on localized space generate a wormhole proportional to the kinetic energy of the neutrino. Suppose the wormhole is projected ahead of the neutrino, precisely along the direction of travel.

Apply this concept to any particle of mass, not just neutrinos. Suppose the high-speed mass enters its own wormhole and emerges out the forward end of the wormhole, thus instantaneously advancing a discrete distance along the direction of travel. As soon as the mass emerges out the front end of the wormhole, the wormhole collapses behind the mass, somewhat like a cavitation bubble collapses behind an object moving rapidly through a liquid.

Suppose that, upon emerging from the forward end of its own wormhole, the object again encounters the right medium with the right set of parameters. The moving object generates a new wormhole and repeats this same quantum skipping routine again and again, somewhat analogous to a rock skipping across water, or a pulsejet propelling itself forward in rapid, short bursts.

So, there it is. Object generated, short lived wormholes might exist as forward projected wake phenomena associated with mass at high relativistic velocities transiting certain mediums under certain conditions. The net effect from the point of view of an observer is a mass moving at superluminal velocity.

And then, we open up another can of worms. We have what I call, for lack of better terminology, temporal kinetics and temporal inertia. These concepts are similar to the well known principles of kinetics and inertia dealing with moving objects. However, temporal kinetics and temporal inertia apply to objects moving through time.

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