In geometry, the tesseract is **the four-dimensional analogue of the cube**; the tesseract is to the cube as the cube is to the square. The tesseract is one of the six convex regular 4-polytopes.

Contents

- 1 How do you explain a tesseract?
- 2 Is a tesseract a shape?
- 3 What are Tesseracts used for?
- 4 Can we make a tesseract?
- 5 What is a scientific Tesseract?
- 6 What is a Tesseract A Wrinkle in Time?
- 7 Does the 4th dimension exist?
- 8 Was the Tesseract in Thor?
- 9 How did fury get the Tesseract?
- 10 How did the Tesseract get to Earth?
- 11 Are humans 3D or 4d?
- 12 Why is it called the Tesseract?

## How do you explain a tesseract?

Simply put, a tesseract is a cube in 4-dimensional space. You could also say that it is the 4D analog of a cube. It is a 4D shape where each face is a cube. A square is a 2D shape; therefore, each of its corners has two lines that separate at a 90-degree angle from each other.

## Is a tesseract a shape?

The word “tesseract” was invented by the mathematician Charles Howard Hinton in 1888, when he was trying to create a visual explanation for the existence of the fourth dimension — time. Essentially, a tesseract is a four dimensional cube. In geometry, a tesseract is a shape.

## What are Tesseracts used for?

Sawyer, a tesseract is used by humans on Earth to enter the fourth dimension and contact another civilization on a planet orbiting the star Alpha Centauri A. The hypercube initially exists as a series of connected 3-dimensional cubes, which represent a hypercube that has been unfolded.

## Can we make a tesseract?

A tesseract is a four-dimensional hypercube with 24 faces, 32 edges, and 16 vertices. It can be created by thickening up a cube in a fourth dimension. Although it is impossible to construct a tesseract physically, we can visualize it in our 3D world.

## What is a scientific Tesseract?

A tesseract, also known as a hypercube, is a four-dimensional cube, or, alternately, it is the extension of the idea of a square to a four-dimensional space in the same way that a cube is the extension of the idea of a square to a three-dimensional space.

## What is a Tesseract A Wrinkle in Time?

A tesseract is the literal “wrinkle in time” from the title, which is also a wrinkle in space. It specifically describes a shape: a visual representation of a cube existing in the three spacial dimensions and the fourth dimension of time.

## Does the 4th dimension exist?

There is a fourth dimension: time; we move through that just as inevitably as we move through space, and via the rules of Einstein’s relativity, our motion through space and time are inextricable from one another. Could there be additional spatial dimensions beyond the three that we know?

## Was the Tesseract in Thor?

The Tesseract is a device that emits vast amounts of energy, and can be used to travel between the realms. This device was central to the plot of Avengers, and Captain America. It was not seen in Thor, except during the post-credits scene.

## How did fury get the Tesseract?

With S.H.I.E.L.D. Sometime after the events of Captain Marvel, Goose, now in Nick Fury’s care, coughed up the Tesseract on his desk. After the events of Thor, Fury recruited Dr. Erik Selvig to join Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S. on the hope that he could accelerate the Tesseract research.

## How did the Tesseract get to Earth?

The Tesseract was brought to Earth from Asgard by Odin. The Tesseract opens a mysterious doorway which takes Red Skull and the cube melts its way down and disappears into the ocean where it is found by Howard Stark. It is taken to the Strategic Scientific Reserve.

## Are humans 3D or 4d?

Humans are three dimensional beings. Objects in 3D space have different lengths, different heights and different widths. Certain theories in physics suggest that our universe may have additional higher dimensions. Humans, being three dimensional organisms, cannot sense or perceive these dimensions.

## Why is it called the Tesseract?

The Space Stone allows the person who holds it to control the fabric of space and teleport anywhere in the universe. A blue cube called the Tesseract was built to contain the stone. The Tesseract spent much of its life on Asgard before it was brought to Earth for safekeeping.