The concept of a “twin universe” has been around for decades but the new research has found particles which might just be from another realm also born during the Big Bang,
Scientists used a giant balloon to carry NASA’s Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) high above the frozen wastes of Antarctica.
It reached heights where the frigid air provided the perfect environment with little to no radio noise to distort any findings, reports the Daily Star.
There is a constant “wind’ of high-energy particles coming from space some of which are a million times more powerful than anything generated on Earth.
Low-energy neutrinos with a mass close to zero can pass completely through our planet, but higher-energy objects are stopped by the Earth’s mass, according to the New Scientist.
That means the high-energy particles can only be detected coming “down” from space, but ANITA apparently detected heavier particles which seemed to come “up” out of Earth.
That could mean that these particles are actually traveling backwards in time which is seen as possible evidence of a parallel universe.
Principal ANITA investigator Peter Gorham, of the University of Hawaii, suggested the only way a particle could behave that way is if it changed into a different type of particle before passing through the Earth and then back again.
Gorham, lead author on a Cornell University paper describing the odd phenomenon, noted that he and his fellow researchers had seen several of these “impossible events.”
“Not everyone was comfortable with the hypothesis,” he said.
The simplest explanation is that at the moment of the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago, two universes were formed – ours and one where time goes backwards.
However, some believe the results could just be down to a scientific glitch.
“We’re left with the most exciting or most boring possibilities,” said Ibrahim Safa, who also worked on the experiment.
Last year documents were released which revealed the US Defense Intelligence Agency once looked into the possibility of parallel universes.
The docs were obtained by Nick Pope, headed up the British Government’s UFO research project for years.
They concerned the work of of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) which ran for five years, between 2007 and 2012.