A new study may have just proven that we are living in a multiverse, part of an infinite amount of universes living parallel to each other. These universes have different physical properties, multiple Big Bangs, and even a parallel version of YOU. Though it has been impossible to test so far, the theory has gained the support of great minds link Stephen Hawking and Michio Kaku.
The new study, conducted by British astronomers, focuses in on the “Cold Spot,” an area of space that has been observed in the microwave background radiation from 13 billion years ago. This area of coolness is .00015 degrees Celsius colder than its surroundings and doesn’t comfortably sit with existing cosmological models. It’s so bizarre, that some scientists have argued it is simply an illusion created by the expansion of the universe.
But the study claims that the supervoid is not a valid solution. Instead, the scientists propose that the Cold Spot resulted from a collision between our universe during its early days and another universe.
“We can’t entirely rule out that the Spot is caused by an unlikely fluctuation explained by the standard model. But if that isn’t the answer, then there are more exotic explanations. Perhaps the most exciting of these is that the Cold Spot was caused by a collision between our universe and another bubble universe. If further, more detailed, analysis of CMB [Cosmic Microwave Background] data proves this to be the case then the Cold Spot might be taken as the first evidence for the multiverse – and billions of other universes may exist like our own,” said Professor Tom Shanks.
If all of these universes came from a similar Big Bang, it is plausible that they are sitting together in unison. Of course, the multiverse still has its doubters, with many physicists feeling there is an element of fantasy involved rather than science. But unanswered questions leave open doors.
Source: providr.com, bigthink.com