There are many interesting things about space. One of the most interesting things about it is that the more we learn, the more we realize that we really don’t know anything. One of the mysteries of space are black holes. A black hole is defined as a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can not get out. The gravity is so strong because matter has been squeezed into a tiny space. They can be various sizes, some could possibly be even as small as an atom.
Wormholes are defined as a tunnel-like connection through space-time, much like the real tunnels bored by worms in a (Newtonian) apple. In a way, wormholes are connected to time-travel. Though, there isn’t any physical evidence for wormholes (yet).
Black Holes Vs. Wormholes: What’s The Difference?
The difference between black holes and wormholes are the endpoints that they have. Black holes have a point of singularity which they come to in which nothing can escape. Wormholes have two endpoints, one on each end which could connect any two periods of time. If wormholes are to exist, it would kind of be alarming. It would mean that we would be able to communicate through different periods of time (at the peak of technology). Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity states that wormholes are completely possible.
If we take a look into the James Webb Telescope, we can see that this technology does already exist (in a way). Through the special telescope we can see former stars, and galaxies from a different time. This is all because of light, and the time it takes to travel.