Synthesizing the properties of Pulsars to create an Artificial Wormhole

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2394, Vol. 63(4)

Synthesizing the properties of Pulsars to create an Artificial Wormhole

by Ensign Tu'Peq, Ph.D (Theoretical Physics), USS Blackwell (NCC-58999)


For many years it has been known that it is possible to create an artificial wormhole at the microscopic level, stable for only a short period of time, by focusing a Tachyon beam at a nearby pulsar, using the density of the star to focus the beam to a point at which a singularity is formed. This paper will prove that it is conceivable to extend this to the macroscopic level.

I. Introduction

in 2376, Starfleet developed the Mutara Interdimensional Deep-Space-Transponder Array System (MIDAS) which fired a tachyon beam at a passing Pulsar to create a micro-wormhole through which Starfleet communicated with the Starship Voyager, then trapped in the Delta Quadrant. There is no reason to believe that such an attempt could not be expanded to the macro scale, creating a traversable wormhole.

Pulsars contain two properties that are of relevance to this investigation. For the purpose of this investigation, the term Pulsar refers to a highly magnetized neutron star that emits a beam of electromagnetic radiation. This phenomenon is commonly observed in white dwarf stars as well, however they are of insufficient density to be of use in this particular investigation. The density of the neutron star exponentially increases the intensity of the tachyon beam while the electromagnetic emissions of said pulsar focus the tachyons to a region of sufficient radius to form the artificial wormhole.

A comparable situation to this is that of the Kugelblitz; the most practical means by which one can create an artificial singularity. It works by focusing a beam of electromagnetic radiation at a specific region of sufficient intensity to form an event-horizon. The most famous example of which is as the means by which the Romulan Star Empire powers its vessels. The work of Commander (R) Peter Harkins et al. of the Pathfinder Project demonstrate the possibility of extending this same logic to the creation of an artificial wormhole.

II. Extrapolating from the Kugelblitz

The energy required to form an artificial singularity by way of Kugelblitz can be derived from the Schwarzschild Radius, given as


Where G is the gravitational constant, M is the object mass and c is the speed of light in a vacuum. We know from Einstein's equations that

<math> e = M c^2 </math>

Therefore, one will find that

<math> r_s = \frac{2 G \frac{e}{c^2}}{c^2} </math>

and, so

<math> r_s = \frac{2 G e{c^4} </math>