Astronomers have detected peculiar bright spots that lead them to think another universe is bumping into our own.
The finding comes from analyses of data of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) –essentially the Big Bang echo left behind – collected by the European Space Agency’s Planck Space Telescope.
The scientist behind the research, Ranga-Ram Chary of Pasadena-based California Institute of Technology, has noticed that some light spots in the CMB were glowing 4,500 times brighter than expected.
This made Chary think that it could be a sign of a neighboring universe “leaking” into ours, the New Scientist reported.
Given that modern cosmological theories are speaking of a “multiverse” following the Big Bang some 13.8 billion years ago, such a collision scenario is quite possible.