Scientist may have discovered a parallel universe according to a recent study published in the Astrophysical Journal. Ranga-Ram Chary, a cosmologist form Caltech (the California Institute of Technology), has shared his discovery of evidence indicating cosmic bruising.
Cosmic bruising represents the clashing of two universes, one into the other, and evidence of this phenomenon might help the researcher identify an anomaly he previously discovered on the cosmic microwave background map.
The cosmic microwave background map is considered a remnant of the Big Bang, and it is made up of the light that was formed as a consequence of the new universe being born. Chary mapped this phenomenon using data from the ESA’s Planck telescope and the compared his map to the map of the entire night sky. In doing so he discovered an accumulation of bright light.
The appearance of ancient light in the cosmic microwave background has happened before and has been monitored by scientists for a long time. These traces of light have been used to find paths of radiation throughout the universe.
Chary noticed that the blob of light he had observed had a different color than it was supposed to have. He explained that this phenomenon could be accounted for using a multiverse theory.
The basic principle behind the multiverse theory is that, in its continuous expansion, the universe has created pockets of energy which started expanding as well at a faster pace and, in turn, then produced pockets of their own. This theory of cosmic inflation supports the plausibility of the existence of a multiverse.
A large number of well-known astrophysicists and cosmologists support the idea of parallel universes, but the concept has also seen its fair share of controversy, with many scientists dismissing the idea of a multiverse as being more of a science fiction concept or a philosophical one, rather than an actual scientific possibility.
Although other scientists have said it is worth exploring additional possibilities for the cause of the ancient lights, such as the properties of foreground dust, Chary himself has eventually decided against it. He explained that while he had originally tried to look into other possibilities as the cause of his discovery, he chose not to pursue them as his ideas on them would be subject to heavy scrutiny.
Other scientists are now set to carry out independent research and analysis in order to verify Chary’s findings and further investigate the origin of the ancient lights themselves.
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