If there are other universes that collide with ours?

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If there are other universes that collide with ours?

2020 began, to put it mildly, so-so, and continued you know how. And I do wonder if there are parallel universes, at least one, then there is a pandemic? Or maybe it was? Answers we of course do not know, but the power of imagination, armed with the scientific method works wonders. And if you think all this talk about parallel universes is nonsense, you will be interested to learn that many physicists seriously contemplate their existence. It is considered that the multiverse consists of our observable Universe and the space outside it – that is all that is «outside». But if all true and parallel universes exist, do they, and why scientists think we?

Parallel worlds exist?

In the series (Counterpart), the main character (John. K. Simmons) meets his “reflection” – self from a parallel universe. It turned out, 50 years ago, after the end of the cold war during the scientific experiment, something went wrong and opened the transition door into a world identical to ours, with one exception: at some point, one reality was divided into two and since then every things his own way. You know the more interesting the show? In a parallel universe, the door to which was opened by scientists, raging pandemic, killing millions. Agree, pretty interesting food for thought.

Meanwhile, physicists believe that our universe is one of an infinite number of universes. So, according to the results , in the early stages of its development, our universe could collide with one of these worlds, as evidenced by the mysterious «cold spot», which is growing like a bubble of vacuum. In 2015 that the most likely explanation for the existence of the cold spot is a huge void with a diameter of billions of light-years, which contains relatively few galaxies. But this assumption proved to be false, as supervoid could not be found.

Thin galactic filaments form the cosmic web.

Thus, the researchers proved that the supervoid and a cold spot is not the same, and the question of why it exists remains open. As told by scientists from Durham University publication , the most likely explanation is that our universe was involved in a collision with another Universe in the early stages of its development.

But how do scientists know this? Let's start with the fact that a vast space that we call our Universe may be just a small speck in the fabric, dotted with other universes so that we may live in what physicists call the multiverse.

looks like a cool spot.

But let's step back and see why physicists generally think that there may be universes outside our own. More news about various discoveries from the world of science you will find on our

the Fabric of space and time

It is believed that in a fraction of a second after the Big Bang, our universe expanded exponentially in a phase called inflation. Soon after physicist Alan Guth proposed the theory of inflation, other physicists, including Andrei Linde of Stanford University and Alex Vilenkin of tufts University, realized that if inflation starts, it never stops. According to this idea, now called «eternal chaotic inflation» what we believe vacuum, is actually not empty space.

The Vacuum contains energy that makes it unstable and prone to formation of new bubble vacuums are very similar to air bubbles that occur in boiling water. Each bubble is inflated by one, and inside it may form new bubbles. From this point of view our universe is just one bubble of a huge and growing number of bubbles, each of which is able to generate a new universe.

the cosmic background radiation. White circle circled cold spot

Scientists believe that the best chance to prove it – to find evidence of the collision of universes. Because it would create a disturbance in the fabric of space-time, which would have left an imprint on the cosmic microwave background radiation (relic radiation).

the cosmic background radiation (CMB) is the first light in the Universe composed of photons, which are distributed throughout the Universe after 370 000 years after the Big Bang. In fact, CMB is the temperature at 2.73 degrees Celsius above absolute zero, but with some anomalies. They include cool spot – an area covering 1.8 billion light-years in diameter, which was discovered in 2004. It is colder than about 0,00015 degrees Celsius than its surroundings.

Two scenarios: a three-dimensional distribution of galaxies in the foreground of the cold spot of the CMB (black), where each dot is a galaxy, compared to the scenario without cold spots (red).The number of points in each of them the same, indicating no «void»

that is believed to contain information about the state of the early Universe, which could have affected events such as inflation or collision with another universe in a bubble. According to the math, the collision will leave a distinct disc-shaped imprint on the background radiation, and the temperature inside of the print will always be slightly different from the temperature outside the disk. And cold spot may be the fingerprint. The researchers believe that it can serve as proof of the defect texture of space-time, created symmetry breaking in the early Universe.

But the exact answer we will know only by continuing to study the cosmic background radiation. And yet the only explanation for the existence of the cold spot is the theory about the collision of two bubble universes. Do you think it is?

it is possible that our universe is one of infinite number of universes.

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