Time travel is already taking place but not in the manner presented in the so many sci-fi books or movies that you might have watched over the time. As a matter of fact, a so-called time machine has been constructed but, as we speak, the researchers are struggling to make it more effective.
In Albert Einstein’s theory of special relativity, time is a relative matter based on how rapidly you are moving. Einstein’s hypothesis is the foundation for all the research and the concepts of time travel.
“The faster you move through space, the slower you move through time,” explained Professor Paul Sutter from the Ohio State University. He also said that everything we need to travel in time would be a very fast rocket.
Time travel is already taking place on ISS
It might sound bizarre but the astronauts on the ISS (International Space Station) are time travelers because they are moving faster than the people on Earth. Thus, the ISS astronauts age slower when they are aboard the International Space Station.
Gennady Padalka, who spent 879 days in space, on ISS, is the best example in this regard.
“When Mr. Padalka returned from his adventures, he found that the Earth was 1/44th of a second from where he expected it to be. He literally traveled into the future,” said J. Richard Gott, a physicist at Princeton, in his book called “Einstein’s Time Travel In The Universe”.
A true time machine has been constructed
Very popular for the science community, this time machine is practically a protons accelerator called Large Hadron Collider.
The Large Hadron Collider accelerator is designed to thrust protons close to light speed, a speed that makes the protons’ relative time to pass approximately 7,000 times slower than that of the researchers who observe the experiments.
Basically, Large Hadron Collider is sending protons into the future.
Even though sending some protons a few milliseconds in the future is far from the ultimate objective, that is time travel for long periods of time, these are the first step towards that mind-boggling goal.