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 Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...The Space and Astronomy Agora Travel Back In Time:A Theory Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response ToPosted by Shadows/">Shadows on October 22, 1998 14:50:36 UTC

I've heard a theory from somewhere about travaling back in time. Everyone knows you can't go faster than light, right? But what if you don't go faster,but just get to a destination faster? Hear me out, due to the curvature of space the shortest distance between two points is not always a straight line but light always goes in straight lines (generaly), so if a person who was going 99% the speed of light took the shorter route that was a curve around a gravity well and light took a straight line through a gravity well the person would get to the other side first, and would go faster than light which if I understand the man theory right would send you back in time.

This theory obviously has some holes in it. And I will not take credit for this theory. If any one has any opinion about it I insist you post them.

: If one were able to find a way to enter the event hirizon of a black hole, then one could travel into the future, by the only means that he would not age and everything around him would, then by escaping the gravitational pull of the black hole (which you can't) you could pop out a few thousand years later or whatever amount of years later, although, getting back to your original time period is a problem, because you can't do it with a black hole. : If you just wanted to dispense with using a black hole all together all you would have to do is travel the speed of light for a bit, time would almost stop moving for you, and time for everything else would remain constant, pushing you into the future of the eveolving universe as you didn't age, although, getting back to your time is not going to happen in this manner either, future time travel is a cake walk, reverse time travel is not so easy, I've been wondering and thinking of possible ways of reverse time travel since I was just a little tyke, with no avail. If anyone has any serious ideas on how this could be accomplished, please share them.