The multiverse is defined as a cosmos containing multiple universes, and they sit side by side in higher dimensions. Scientists seem to be closer to finding one of these parallel realms. The Upside Down made famous in Stranger Things might be very, very real.
UK’s Royal Astronomical Society is behind this discovery; they published a study recently about the “Cold Spot.” A phenomenon in our universe first noticed by NASA in 2004. They believe it occurred when our universe formed 13 billion years ago, but they don’t know how. It’s puzzled the science community since.
After various considerations, the study’s authors point to a probable cause being The Big Bang, but they also think it could be something else.
Co-author Professor Tom Shanks writes: “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 … proves this to be the case then the “Cold Spot” might be taken as the first evidence for the multiverse.”
In other words, multiple dimensions could be real, where Trump isn’t president and Brexit never happened, Tupac is alive, and Justin Bieber works in an office.
It’s a farfetched concept and one the researchers are hesitant to elaborate on because if they prove the existence of this multiverse, physics would be a defunct science and we might never discover the origins of our universe.
Nevertheless, it’s pretty incredible that what was once a Sci-Fi cliché could now become a legitimate science. What do you think the alternate reality version of you is doing right now?
Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.