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Thomas Müller

 

Visualization of a Morris-Thorne wormhole

The Morris-Thorne wormhole spacetime is one of the most simple, non-trivial solution of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity[1]. However, it is not so easy to understand what an observer traveling through this wormhole spacetime would actually see. The most straight forward method to visualize the first-person view is four-dimensional ray-tracing [2,3].

A detailed discussion of the visual appearance of a Morris-Thorne wormhole is given in [4].

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Some of the videos presented here can also be found on my youtube channel: relavis
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Null geodesics
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The observer moves around the wormhole on a circular orbit looking towards the center of the wormhole. After one full revolution, he flies through the wormhole.

MTflight_720x576.mp4 (mpeg4, 17MB)
MTflight_360x288.mp4 (mpeg4, 3MB)

The observer throws a soccer ball towards the center of the wormhole.

MTballFront_720x576.mp4 (mpeg4, 2.1MB)
MTballFront_360x288.mp4 (mpeg4, 584kB)

A soccer ball is thrown towards the center of the wormhole from a point to the right of the observer.

MTballRight_720x576.mp4 (mpeg4, 2.8MB)
MTballRight_360x288.mp4 (mpeg4, 808kB)

The observer travels through a wormhole that is surrounded by two rooms.

mtRaumPanoramaFlug_1200x300.mov (Quicktime, 81MB)

The observer orbits around the wormhole that is surrounded by two rooms.

mtRaumDreh_720x720.mov (Quicktime, 148MB)

The observer travels along the wormhole throat.

mtRaumHalsFlug_500x500.mov (Quicktime, 81MB)

Wormhole with a "Contact-machine" on each side by Oliver Fechtig [5].

MTcontact_360x288.mp4 (mpeg4, 23MB)



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Further visualizations of wormholes: