Turns out familiar films about the nature of time and space aren't too far off the mark. Well done, Christopher Nolan.
Imagine being a team of Antarctic researchers (in Antarctica) and discovering a bit of scientific evidence that parallel universe(s) exist...
Plus the rules that govern our existence are completely backwards...
Well, it happened.
While attempting to detect cosmic rays in the most frigid part of Earth, NASA scientists found a type of anti-particle that might have originated from the Big Bang. Except, they seem to be signs of a realm that's parallel to ours.
Armed with a large weather balloon geared with NASA's Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA), the team sent the lofty device into the air where close to zero radio noise can be found.
In the bitter, dry air above the world's most unforgiving continent, the team made a startling discovery.
We know a persistent stream of high-energy particles hit Earth from outer space. We call it a "wind" of cosmic rays.
On the other side of this coin are low-energy, subatomic neutrinos (think electrons with no electrical charge) so small that they can pass through Earth and out the other side.
Higher energy particles, like cosmic wind, cannot pass through Earth, according to their report. So, higher-energy particles that make up cosmic wind can only be detected moving towards Earth.
What the team of scientists found via ANITA is evidence of heavy particles doing the exact opposite. These reverse particles are called "tau neutrinos".
Surprisingly, they're moving away from Earth.
Suggesting a backwards passage to a parallel universe where physics governed by time is in reverse.
Peter Gorham, head researcher and experimental particle physicist on the ANITA team, implies the only way the tau neutrino could act in such a way is by transformation into another particle and then returning in the opposite direction.
Gorham has also mentioned in some high profile publications at Cornell University that the team had seen "... several impossible events" that many find unbelievable.
The hypothesis and simplest explanation is also the most incredible.
When the Big Bang occurred 13.8 billion years ago, two universes were formed - the one we know and another from our perspective appears to be backwards.
Meaning, all things equal, the inhabitants of this parallel universe would find us the backwards ones. Who knows, maybe WE are the backwards ones.
The year 2020 is a pretty good sample of this being plausible!
Do you think the alternate universe is simply a mirrored version of ours, or something more?
Let us know and share to spread ARSE further as we thrust Australia into the deep unknown...
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