Epic Discovery Update: "We are One of Many Universes"
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December 20, 2010

Epic Discovery Update: "We are One of Many Universes"

Bubblecollis

 In the most recent epic study on "pre-Big Bang science" Stephen M. Feeney and colleagues from the UK, Canada, and the US have revealed that they have discovered four statistically unlikely circular patterns in the cosmic microwave background (CMB). The researchers think that these marks could be “bruises” that our universe has incurred from being bumped four times by other universes. If they turn out to be correct, it would be the first evidence that universes other than ours do exist.

The idea that there are many other universes out there is not new, as scientists have previously suggested that we live in a “multiverse” consisting of an infinite number of universes. The multiverse concept stems from the idea of eternal inflation, in which the inflationary period that our universe went through right after the Big Bang was just one of many inflationary periods that different parts of space were and are still undergoing. When one part of space undergoes one of these dramatic growth spurts, it balloons into its own universe with its own physical properties. As its name suggests, eternal inflation occurs an infinite number of times, creating an infinite number of universes, resulting in the multiverse.

These infinite universes are sometimes called bubble universes even though they are irregular-shaped, not round. The bubble universes can move around and occasionally collide with other bubble universes. As Feeney, et al., explain in their paper, "these collisions produce inhomogeneities in the inner-bubble cosmology, which could appear in the CMB. The scientists developed an algorithm to search for bubble collisions in the CMB with specific properties, which led them to find the four circular patterns."

The scientists acknowledge that it is rather easy to find a variety of statistically unlikely properties in a large dataset like the CMB. The researchers emphasize that more work is needed to confirm this claim, which could come in short time from the Planck satellite, which has a resolution three times better than that of WMAP (where the current data comes from), as well as an order of magnitude greater sensitivity. Nevertheless, they hope that the search for bubble collisions could provide some insight into the history of our universe, whether or not the collisions turn out to be real.

“The conclusive non-detection of a bubble collision can be used to place stringent limits on theories giving rise to eternal inflation; however, if a bubble collision is verified by future data, then we will gain an insight not only into our own universe but a multiverse beyond,” the researchers write in their study.

This is the second study in the past month that has used CMB data to search for what could have occurred before the Big Bang.

In the first study, Roger Penrose and Vahe Gurzadyan found concentric circles with lower-than-average temperature variation in the CMB, which could be evidence for a cyclic cosmology in which Big Bangs occur over and over.


Casey Kazan via The Physics arXiv Blog: Stephen M. Feeney, Matthew C. Johnson, Daniel J. Mortlock, and Hiranya V. Peiris. "First Observational Tests of Eternal Inflation." arXiv:1012.1995v1

Comments

now i get to spend the rest of my day wrapping my head around this.....just think what tomorrow will bring. hopefully they can give us some straight answers soon

Superb! Great post. But if we are not even known about our one universe, then what this matters for MULTIverse. By the way I've bookmarked this page for educational purposes. :)

Superb! Great post. But if we are not even known about our one universe, then what this matters for MULTIverse. By the way I've bookmarked this page for educational purposes. :)

Superb! Great post. But if we are not even known about our one universe, then what this matters for MULTIverse. By the way I've bookmarked this page for educational purposes. :)

Superb! Great post. But if we are not even known about our one universe, then what this matters for MULTIverse. By the way I've bookmarked this page for educational purposes. :)

This would be extremely cool if it bears out (and I have no reason at present to think that it might not). Hopefully we'll be able to soon examine some of these other universes to determine what their different physical properties actually are.

The thinker thinks and the prover proves.

More speculation. That's all. What's happening is that the Big Bang theory is continually being battered and shredded by all kinds of new and unexplained (or unexplainable) data. I don't know what it suggests, but for someone to come out and say there are multiverses out there without a shred of evidence is quite irresponsible (and preposterous). The evidence suggests nothing of the sort. Let's just look AT the evidence and see what it says about what we know rather than go off into wild speculations about really cool stuff we've seen on television and at the movies for the last forty years. If anything, we're seeing the language on the headstone of the Big Bang Theory starting to emerge.

Epic Fail. The Penrose/Gurzadyan theory has already been debunked. It was a good try though. See:
http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2010/12/what_is_science_what_is_hype.php

BTW: there's only one universe: if there are many other space/time "branes" out there, well and good.

Superclusters like the Sloan Great Wall are the largest known structures taking over 80 billion yrs to have already formed. vast voids are unexplainable by the big-bang universe model. if big-bang inflation limits the largest size objects to be SC or smaller, then multiverses are interacting in these cmb bruises rings, and this should be evidence for larger sized structures dubbed "super duper cluster" existing in a multiverse that is really one universe without a minimum or maximum size

Would this collision look like water bubbles colliding together? This is awesome information and helps try to expand your ideas of how things/life interact with each other. I wonder if different forms of physics collide also when the universes collide. Maybe this is why the universe is so big. Because it's a combination of other universes over a certain amount of time.

we need a new einstein or planck... These scientists are like the medieval doctors making unprovable theories on the number of angels we can put on a needle...

First come the scientist with their theories. Then come the scientist that try to prove or disprove those theories.

Einstein could not prove his theories. In fact, in some cases he doubted the results of his own work. It took a while before proof was found that he was right.

It should be obvious by now, that the big-bang standard model baby universe that is 14+ billion years of age, needs a better cosmology. stop searching for imaginary dark matter particles invented to fit the big-bang. A new better model will emerge from this.

This is quite plausible.I mean how do we know that it isn't ? Why do people dismiss this out of hand so quickly ? Can they disprove the idea ? What proof do they have in comparison ? This always happens in science and in general human behavior.Whenever someone comes up with a new idea that doesn't fit the academic status quo of the day people are too quick to jump the researcher and label them crack pots.The Wright brothers were a prime example of ignorance run rampant.

I personally think it would be wonderful if this were true.It reminds me of Hindu Cosmology with destruction and rebirth of our universe in a never ending cycle.We like to have rational and reason.""There couldn't have been an egg before the chicken,No it just cant be!! "

We chase our tails into thinking something had to start before nothing and on and on we go.It just is and thats all we can say right now.We may never ever have the ultimate answers and perhaps we are not meant to know.This doesn't mean we stop trying.I'm just saying there are things we cant cope with or that were not wired to think in such ways yet.Maybe in the many millennia ahead as the DNA code plays itself out according to the plan and our brains become larger and capable of more insight we may ,but not right now.I wouldn't ask my cat to rebuild my computer would I ? We still have so so much to learn.We are only still playing in our crib.

>Would this collision look like water bubbles colliding together?

Yep, I discussed this idea a few years before

http://aetherwavetheory.blogspot.com/2008/10/awt-inflation-and-brane-cosmology.html

I don't think, these collisions occured outside of our Universe, though, as Dr. Paul Cook already noted here. You can consider dodecahedron model of Universe in this connection.

Beautiful pictures,thanks for you blogging.keep it up.

This patern of four large concentric circles reminds me of the Einstein-cross, which occurs when a large massive object is in front of a structure behind it. So, it doesn't prove, this patern is evidence for multiversa. Merely it does prove that there is still an object in our universe. There is much more going on with cosmology. Look at my website for more information.

This patern of four large concentric circles reminds me of the Einstein-cross, which occurs when a large massive object is in front of a structure behind it. So, it doesn't prove, this patern is evidence for multiversa. Merely it does prove that there is still an object in our universe. There is much more going on with cosmology. Look at my website for more information.

ONE UNIVERSE - ENUMERABLE LOCAL ELECTROMAGNETIC CIRCUIT BUBBLES

Quote from:http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2012/01/stephen-hawking-we-should-look-for-evidence-of-a-collision-with-another-universe-in-our-distant-past.html#more

“Penrose's finding runs directly counter to the widely accepted inflationary model of cosmology which states that the universe started from a point of infinite density known as the Big Bang about 13.7 billion years ago . . .”

AD: Of course everything in the Universe is cyclic. Not he Universe itself, but everything in the Universe. The very idea of a beginning is just an illusion based on several hypotheses that are based on a very restricted cosmic perception of the “gravity universe” and the linear time- and constants-measurement scales.

- It is very strange to see that modern scientist now are finding circumstantial evidences for the Cyclic Universe that our ancestors from all over the world have told about in their mythical stories of creation. (About high time too!)

The CMB-image shows possibly how a huge area, but still jus a part, of a large electromagnetic circuit in the actual observable universe. “Outside” this huge area, other similar circuits surely can be found and these are not “other universes” but just another major circuit in the Universe.

Quadruple Magnetism Patterns:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:QuadrupoleContour.jpg

http://www.bnl.gov/magnets/Image_Lib/DESY_Radial_field.jpg

- A remarkable look-alike ancient symbol here:

http://www.biopix.dk/helleristning_photo-24622.aspx

Further readings here:

The Milky Way Mythology and the Stories of Creation - http://vixra.org/abs/1109.0065

New Solar and Galaxy Formation Knowledge - http://vixra.org/abs/1109.0013

Ivar Nielsen
Natural Philosopher


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