Worlds Beyond Our Own

Some cool things about science:

  1. Rigorous testing methods ensure accuracy of hypothesis and observation
  2. Scientists are okay with being wrong about their predictions
  3. A healthy mix of curiosity and skepticism keeps the scientific community accountable

All these things considered, I am quite excited to hear about new scientific discoveries from many different science disciplines, such as (but not limited to):

  • Cosmology
  • Neuroscience
  • Astrophysics
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Geology
  • Microbiology
  • Social and Behavioural Sciences

Physics and Cosmology had a big announcement: “Scientists discover ‘apparent evidence’ for universes beyond our own”

The current theory (not to be confused with ‘hypothesis’) regarding The Big Bang and CMB (cosmic microwave background) says that, “The Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB, is radiation that fills the universe and can be detected in every direction.”

This radiation is believed to be remnants of the birth of the universe. But, new research from Roger Penrose and crew, suggest that the radiation is not just from our beloved one universe, but actually is, “a signature left behind after a black hole spent billions of years funneling energy from a dying universe to one being born.”

Woah.

That’s some heavy stuff.

In other words,

“Here’s how it works: A universe is born with a big bang. It expands and grows up to be big and strong, probably full of planets and stars and dust and what-not. Then it gets old and sleepy and full of black holes that cause it to turn into a giant soupy mass-less mess that basically evaporates into electrons and non-physical goop (note, the authors of the paper don’t use the highly-technical term “goop”).” (link)

Perhaps our universe isn’t going to stretch and expand on forever creating a Big Freeze. But instead is part of a cyclical-style model where universes are born, expand, turn into black holes, then spits it’s beautiful guts through the black holes into brand new universes.

Our model for the world just got updated. This simulation sure is fun to be in.

I wonder what other amazing discoveries we’ll have in the coming years. Only space-time will tell.

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