The subject of Parallel Universes has been treated in plenty of SF movies and TV shows, but only in the recent several years it has been taking seriously by the scientific community.
Max Tegmark, who is a cosmologist and physicist teaching at the Massachusets Institute of Technology, emphasized the fact that humanity was wrong about some crucial aspects of the Universe over time – first, we thought that Earth is all that exists, then we believed that the Milky Way represents all existence, and now we might be wrong again if we consider that there’s nothing beyond our own Universe. Some scientists are even convinced that our Universe is only one out of countless other Universes that together form the Multiverse. But is there any true evidence for such a claim?
NASA involves once again
NASA instruments had been the tools for studying a set of high-energy particles present in Antarctica. Scientists believe that these particles represent a reliable proof of another Universe that is sending them into our own.
Neil Turok of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, has proposed that the particles are right-handed neutrinos moving back in time. The supposed Universe that the particles belong to is working on different laws of physics than those that govern our own Universe. Therefore, it is believed that time runs backward for the other Universe.
But how did the scientists came to the jaw-dropping conclusion? It’s simple: the particles found in Antarctica appear to be streaming from the ground up, a phenomenon that is normally considered impossible for high-energy particles. Lead researcher of the study and also University of Hawai’i Physics Professor is Peter Gorham, and he declared the following:
“What we saw is something that looked just like a cosmic ray, as seen a reflection off the ice sheet but it wasn’t reflected.
“It was as if the cosmic ray had come out of the ice itself. A very strange thing.”
“So we published a paper on that, we just suggested that this was in pretty strong tension with the standard model of physics.”
If there truly are parallel Universes, there are bigger chances to travel to another galaxy in an hour than to ever travel to another one of those Universes. Another Universe is by definition a portion of space, time, and eventually matter where we could never travel.