New 'Cold Spot' discovery could mean that parallel universes exist

A map of the cosmic microwave background sky produced by the Planck satellite. Photo from ESA and Durham University

Scientists appear to have a hot lead on a ‘Cold Spot’ that suggests there are infinite parallel universes out there.

According to The Guardian, the so-called Cold Spot is a cool patch of space produced by the formation of the Universe more than 13 billion years ago. Scientists say it is about 0.00015 degrees colder than its surroundings and could prove the multiverse theory.

“We can’t entirely rule out that the Spot is caused by an unlikely fluctuation explained by the standard model [of particle physics]. But if that isn’t the answer, then there are more exotic explanations,” writes Tom Shanks, co-author of a study out of Durham University. “Perhaps the most exciting of these is that the Cold Spot was caused by a collision between our universe and another bubble universe. 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.”

The study goes on to theorize that there is a two per cent chance the Cold Spot formed randomly and there are smaller voids spread around it like bubbles.

If the study is accurate, this could mean that space hosts an infinite number of parallel universes and infinite numbers of realities.

Astronomer Dr. Stuart Clarke breaks it down into simpler terms for The Guardian:

“These uncountable realms sit side by side in higher dimensions that our senses are incapable of perceiving directly. Each alternate universe carries its own different version of reality. There will be one where you wrote this column and I read it… even a really weird one in which Donald Trump uses Twitter to spread nothing but amusing cat videos.”

In other words, the possibilities could literally be endless.