In recent years, researches related to multiverse has gained attention as scientist are still perplexed by the concept of the multiple world.
If you are an avid science fiction reader, you might be already familiar with the concept of multiverse which basically proposes that an infinite number of universes exist in parallel to one another. However, such hypothesis is impossible to test but several high profile scientists including Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku support the existence of parallel universe.
One recent study published in the UK’s Royal Astronomical Society focuses on a specific area related to multiverse. The study focuses on a cold area of space that is known as ‘Cold Spot’. The area was discovered back in 2004 and is pretty strange as it doesn’t comply with other cosmological models.
Although previously the concept of ‘Supervoid’ tried to explain the phenomenon, the British researchers claim that the instead of a vast emptiness in the area, there are multiple galaxy clusters gathered around smaller bubble which would be too small to be responsible for the ‘Cold Spot’. And researchers involved in the study of the spot seemingly claims that the area can be the first proof regarding the existence of multiverse. Talking about the area, Tom Shanks, professor at Durham University said, “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.”
Whether it is the first proof or not, the concept of parallel universe certainly makes up for an interesting discussion in scientific community.
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