Has a parallel universe been found? Scientists have possibly found a parallel universe after studying data in California. New Scientist was the first to report on the findings of Ranga-Ram Chary. He studied the data of the European Space Agency’s Planck telescope at its offices at CalTech in California, and he has released his tentative findings.
Through his studies, he says he has found another universe literally bumping into ours with its own set of physics. This might sound like something out of The X-Files – as Mulder always said “the truth is out there.” Television shows have even joked about and poked at the possibility of parallel universes existing next to ours. Anyone remember Sliders?
A parallel universe could definitely mean life does exist elsewhere. This is not television, but the results of serious research conducted over several years. Scientists have discovered more and more out in space in recent years, but this finding is definitely one of the most important.
During his study, Chary found a “mysterious glow” that could be an alternate universe leaking into ours. He made this discovery while studying the data of the cosmic wave background at the edge of our universe. The findings have been compared to bubbles bumping into each other.
At the time the universe was created, our universe bumped against another universe, and that alternate universe left behind its mark. Daily Mail released the comments made by Chary in his recent study.
“The fine tuning of parameters in the early universe required to reproduce our present day universe suggests that our universe may simply be a region within an eternally inflating super-region. ‘Many other regions beyond our observable universe would exist with each such region governed by a different set of physical parameters than the ones we have measured for our universe.”
Chary realizes his findings might be difficult to prove. In his study, he said, “Unusual claims like evidence for alternate universes require a very high burden of proof.” However, his findings are generating a lot of interest, and there are scientists on both sides that agree and disagree with Chary’s findings.
Jens Chluba of the University of Cambridge thinks there is something to Chary’s finding. Chluba said, ” To explain the signals that Dr Chary found with the cosmological recombination radiation, one needs a large enhancement in the number of [other particles] relative to photons. In the realm of alternative universes, this is entirely possible. I am certain he made every effort to ensure that the analysis is solid. It will be important to carry out an independent analysis and confirm his finding.”
However, there are scientists that are less excited about these findings. That is because scientists thought they had found a parallel universe to ours only last year, but it turned out to be our own universe creating the signal. The BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole was at the center of that finding.
David Spergel from Princeton University was involved in debunking the BiCEP2 findings, and he has already shared his thoughts on Chary’s research. He said, “I suspect that it would be worth looking into alternative possibilities. The dust properties are more complicated than we have been assuming, and I think that this is a more plausible explanation.”
This is not the only research pointing to the existence of a parallel universe. Daily Mail reported last month that the Large Hadron Collider was getting close to finding a parallel universe as well. Data that has been collected since June is now being studied. The LHC is focusing on miniature black holes that could mean that multiple universes exist.
Mir Faizal from the University of Waterloo spoke with Daily Mail about the work the LHC is doing.
“Just as many parallel sheets of paper, which are two dimensional objects (breath and length) can exist in a third dimension (height), parallel universes can also exist in higher dimensions. We predict that gravity can leak into extra dimensions, and if it does, then miniature black holes can be produced at the LHC.”
Chary’s findings come from the Planck telescope. The telescope was sent out in 2009, and it was retired in 2013. It sent back data that has been used not only by Chary and his work, but it has sent back images that are being called the “first baby photo of the universe.” Data from the Planck telescope also revealed that the universe is actually older than first thought. In fact, the data points to the universe being 100 million years older.
Is there a parallel universe out there? Is there a whole other galaxy of planets that may have life? It is certainly a possibility. People look to the skies for clues that we are not alone. Perhaps someday a study like this one could give us solid proof that there is life other than ours in the galaxy. For now, it is still a part of science fiction that makes films like Star Wars and Star Trek popular. It will not always be that way though. Scientists are reaching further and learning more about the universe. As technology continues to develop, scientists will learn even more. It is a matter of time.
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