Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Gravitational lensing of wormholes in the galactic halo region
Department of Mathematics, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI, 53202-3109, USA
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Accepted: 6 March 2014
Published online: 21 March 2014
A recent study by Rahaman et al. has shown that the galactic halo possesses the necessary properties for supporting traversable wormholes, based on two observational results, the Navarro–Frenk–White density profile and the observed flat rotation curves of galaxies. Using a method for calculating the deflection angle pioneered by V. Bozza, it is shown that the deflection angle diverges at the throat of the wormhole. The resulting photon sphere has a radius of about 0.40 ly. Given the dark-matter background, detection may be possible from past data using ordinary light.
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