Space Data Finds Evidence Of Universes Beyond Our Own. November 21st, 2013
Scientists believe they have found the first evidence of the existence of other universes beyond our own, following analysis of the radiation left behind by the Big Bang.
Data gathered by the European Space Agency's Planck spacecraft enabled researchers to map the "cosmic microwave" of background radiation left behind when the universe began 13.8 billion years ago.
The findings imply the universe could be just one of billions, or even an infinite number, they say.
The map showed anomalies that cosmologists believe could only have been caused by the gravitational pull of other universes outside our own.
"These anomalies were caused by other universes pulling on our universe as it formed during the Big Bang," said Laura Mersini-Houghton, of the University of North Carolina.
Malcolm Perry, professor of theoretical physics at Cambridge, said the idea was "very exciting", but would require further research.
"It is exactly right to say that this could be the first evidence for other universes," he said.