Colliding universes?

We know we are part of a massive universe, and it is scientifically accepted our universe started (as it has become now at least) out of a big bang, and it has been expanding ever since.

An obvious question, unanswered by science, is that there may be multiple universes.

This seems logical – people thought that Earth was the planet at the centre everything with one moon and one sun and a lot of distance lights in the sky. But as knowledge grew the location of our existence grew, hugely.

Now scientists think one possible cause of a cosmic ‘cold spot’ may have a collision of another universe with ours. It’s far from certain but it’s kinda interesting.

The Telegraph: First evidence of the multiverse? Scientists think Cold Spot in space could be colliding universes

A curious chilly area of space may have been created when a parallel universe crashed into our own, scientists have suggested, the first evidence that we may be part of a multiverse.

In 2015, astrophysicists discovered a strange barren area of the universe which was much colder than the rest of space, and seemed to be missing 10,000 galaxies.


The map of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) sky produced by the Planck satellite. Red represents slightly warmer regions, and blue slightly cooler regions. The Cold Spot is shown in the inset. Credit: ESA/Durham University

The ‘Cold Spot’ which is 1.8 billion light-years across, is the largest known structure ever discovered, yet appeared to contain 20 per cent less matter than it should, and has baffled scientists since it was recorded.

But now experts Durham University have come up with a solution which is not only out of this world, but out of this universe.

They believe that a parallel universe crashed into ours, causing a shunting action much like in a traffic accident when cars pile up on the motorway. The impact was so extreme that it pushed energy out of huge area of space, creating the Cold Spot.

Scientists now believe that if our universe ‘ballooned up’ into a vacuum after The Big Bang, then trillions of others could also have formed in the same way, creating a multiverse of other universes beyond our own space-time.

The Cold Spot could be the first evidence of the multiverse.


It’s well known that things collide inside our solar system. Our planetary system was formed out of collisions, and they still occur.

It’s also known (or claimed by scientists) that stars capture each other and some get consumed, so solar systems collide and merge.

And galaxies collide. That’s on a much more massive scale.

So I think that it is very likely that on another level, a universe level, collisions can also happen. Just as there a massive number of solar systems and galaxies, the chances are high there is a massive number of universes as well.

I’m very confident this is so. If you disagree prove me wrong.

Professor Tom Shanks in Durham University’s Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy, said: “One explanation for the Cold Spot is that it might be the remnant signal of the collision of our Universe and one of the trillions of others.

“If further, more detailed, analysis proves this to be the case then the Cold Spot might be taken as the first evidence for the multiverse – and billions of other universes may exist like our own.”

They may or may not find definitive proof there are many universes in my lifetime, but there almost certainly must be.


  1. MaureenW

     /  May 19, 2017

    It works for me. I believe CERN is currently conducting experiments around this topic in order to prove a multi-verse theory

  2. Conspiratoor

     /  May 19, 2017

    Size, like time and space, is relative. Just because the universe is big to us, it doesn’t mean it’s big to beings from another dimension. Perhaps to them it is the size of an atom
    I like the theory that we are a simulation created by an advanced species. My good friend Scott suggests the odds are in favor of our perceived reality being a computer simulation

    “it is far more likely we are simulations created by an advanced species than we are likely to be the original species itself. The reasoning here is that every sufficiently-advanced species will create multiple simulations in which the simulated creatures believe they are real. So the odds are high that we are one of the many simulations, not the original species that created them”

    Worth a read…

    • MaureenW

       /  May 19, 2017

      Actually I’m not opposed to that theory either. While both some individuals and societies display various forms of “intelligence”, we are a species that has been warring forever over whose god is the real god, and land (blocks of the earth which cannot ever be truly possessed be man). Over and above that, we don’t know where we came from .. sniff .. poor us. While we may have the ability to tap into a collective intelligence, we practice collective stupidity.

  3. Brown

     /  May 20, 2017

    Or maybe what we see is what we get. While the science is interesting I’m struggling to see what difference this would make and don’t see it as likely to make a difference to anything for hundreds of years – if ever. Most people would remain fixated on the realities of day to day life and agonising over whether Trump puts the toilet seat down or not.