While mapping the so-called “cosmic microwave background,” which is the light left over from the early universe, scientist Ranga-Ram Chary found what he called a mysterious glow.
Chary who works for the European Space Agency’s Planck Space Telescope data centre at CalTech, said the glow could be due to matter from a neighbouring universe leaked into ours.
Writing in the popular science magazine New Scientist, Chary said that if he is right then our universe might 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 wrote in the study.
While the findings sound promising and have already gained the attention of other astronomers, it could be quite complicated to verify, since the Planck telescope provides limited data for further study.
“Unusual claims like evidence for alternate universes require a very high burden of proof,” Chary noted in the study.
The parallel universe might be the place that missing pens and socks go or be entirely populated by quantum cats.
It is not clear if these parallel universes have anything to do with this one and there is a universe where Bill Gates did not invent the iPad and left nothing for Steve Jobs to copy.