If you have a wormhole, then you can turn them into time machines for going backward in time.

— Kip Thorne

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Gravitational waves will bring us exquisitely accurate maps of black holes - maps of their space-time. Those maps will make it crystal clear whether or not what were dealing with are black holes as described by general relativity.

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The right answer is seldom as important as the right question.

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Closed timelike curve is the jargon for time travel.

It means you go out, come back and meet yourself in the past.

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A black hole really is an object with very rich structure, just like Earth has a rich structure of mountains, valleys, oceans, and so forth. Its warped space whirls around the central singularity like air in a tornado.

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Whether you can go back in time is held in the grip of the law of quantum gravity. We are several decades away from a definitive understanding, 20 or 30 years, but it could be sooner than that.

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When gravitational waves reach the earth, the waves stretch and squeeze space.

This is a tiny stretch and squeeze. Far too small to detect with ordinary human senses.

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