Having analyzed the data on the oldest radiation in the whole universe, physicists were at a loss and declared, that the universe can be looped.
Imagine that you are going on a space journey. You pass by Mars, Neptune, Pluto, pierce the space of the Milky Way, fly out of the galaxy, then the galactic cluster … What is next?
It is very likely that in the end you will return to the original.
In a new article published in the journal Nature Astronomy, a team of researchers came to a very original conclusion. Scientists argue that there is little chance that the universe is closed and is a kind of loop. The thing is that the team reanalyzed the data on cosmic radiation, which is considered the oldest phenomenon in the entire known universe and may remember the Big Bang. And in these data a strange anomaly was discovered.
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To account for differences in their calculations, scientists added the A_lens variable to their model of the universe. But the team admits that it is difficult to reconcile with other well-known parameters, such as Einstein's theory of general relativity. And here's why: according to Live Science, the team ended up with a standard deviation of 3.5 sigma, which is well below the 5 sigma interval that physicists rely on to support the theory.
Recently, another document came to a similar conclusion, but with even less statistical certainty. For example, an article recently posted on the arXiv server by cosmologists at the University of Cambridge analyzes a smaller part of the same data and also provides evidence for a closed system of the universe. However, when the researchers duet compared their results with other data sets, they indicated support for a flat, infinite universe. The result is still more confused.
The confirmation of this theory will create a huge problem for physicists and destroy many of our ideas about the universe. Only time and more research will help us finally get to the bottom of the truth and understand in which universe we live.
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