What a trip through a wormhole would look like

March 14, 2012 | Source: New Scientist

Approaching the singularity of a black hole (credit: Andrew Hamilton)

Now you can see what an epic journey through a tunnel in space-time might look like, thanks to an animation by astrophysicist Andrew Hamilton from University of Colorado at Boulder.

First, you free fall through the outer horizon of a black hole. Once you reach its inner horizon, you see an infinitely-energetic flash of light from the outside world containing an image of the entire history of the universe. …

As you emerge from the black hole, you enter a wormhole where the flow of space turns around and you start to accelerate back outward. The wormhole ends at the entrance to a white hole, which is a time-reversed version of a black hole … as you reach its outer horizon, a new universe appears, containing an image of its entire past.