The idea of a parallel universe is studied by many scientists. According to one, there are other universes that are parallel to our universe.
Ranga-Ram Chary was recently mapping the Cosmic Microwave Background – the light which was left from the Big Bang – when he noticed a “mysterious glow”.
Chary says that typically when scanning the Cosmic Microwave Background, you would find nothing but noise, but he added in his research paper that the bright spots were 4,500 times brighter than they should be.
He wrote in the study, Spectral Variations of the Sky: Constraints on Alternate Universes, that there is a 30 per cent chance that the glow is nothing out of the ordinary, but claimed that there is a chance it is being caused by two universes colliding.
Chary, who is the US Planck Data Center’s project manager in California, added that another universe could be “leaking” into our own.
If either prove to be true, then it would mean that our universe is simply “a region within an eternally inflating super-region.”
However, other astronomers are skeptical of Chary’s claims, with Jens Chluba of the University of Cambridge, said: “This signal is one of the fingerprints of our own universe. Other universes should leave a different mark.”
However, Chluba added that more research is needed before a conclusion is reached.
He said: “To explain the signals that Dr Chary found with the cosmological recombination radiation, one needs a large enhancement in the number of [other particles] relative to photons.
“In the realm of alternative universes, this is entirely possible.”