We might be about to have our first encounter with a real parallel universe, according to this article in the Metro.
One physicist claims that weird “bright spots” in signals from the furthest reaches of space suggest that our universe is being disrupted by something “bumping” into our universe.
That “something” could be an entirely different universe.
Dr Ranga-Ram Chary of California Institute of Technology told Phys.org, “Unusual claims like evidence for alternate universes require a very high burden of proof.”
He says that the signal he’s seen is consistent with a universe whose ratio of matter particles to photons is about 65x greater than ours.
Dr Chary of California Institute of Technology examined noise and residual signals left over in the “cosmic microwave background” after the Big Bang.
Dr Chary used the European Space Agency’s Planck Space Telescope to analyse radiation from the dawn of time – before the stars and galaxies we know formed.
He found patches in the sky which shone out 4,500 times brighter than they should – and suggest the presence of another universe very different from our own.
He suggests that this may be the “imprint” of two universes bouncing against one another like bubbles in the moments after the Big Bang.