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Scientists May Have Just Found Evidence For Previous Universes That Existed Before Our Own

Researchers claim to have discovered proof for past universes may exist in the night sky – specifically the leftovers of black holes from another universe. As stated by New Scientist, the notion is grounded around something called conformal cyclic cosmology (CCC). Conformal Cyclic Cosmology is the theory that our universe goes through continuous cycles of Big Bangs and compressions, negating the possibility of having initiated from a single Big Bang.

Although most of the universe would be shattered from one cycle to the next, these researchers say that some electromagnetic radiation might survive the recovering procedure. Their research has been issued in arXiv.

University of Oxford mathematical physicist Roger Penrose, co-author on the study and co-creator of CCC theory, told New Scientist. “What we claim we’re seeing is the final remnant after a black hole has evaporated away in the previous aeon,”

The proof originates in the form of “Hawking points”, titled after the late Stephen Hawking. He speculated that black holes would release radiation called Hawking radiation, and it’s this that Penrose and his associates propose may pass from one universe to the next ultimately.

They claim that Hawking points might appear in the leftover heat in the cosmos from the Big Bang, called as the cosmic microwave background (CMB). Hawking points would look like rings of light on the CMB map, known as B-modes.

Beforehand these anomalous points in the CMB were supposed to be produced by either gravitational waves of interstellar dust. But Penrose and his associates claim that their concept could deliver a fascinating answer, and one such Hawking point may previously have been discovered by the BICEP2 project, which is targeting to map the CMB.

The team wrote in their paper: “Though seemingly problematic for cosmic inflation, the existence of such anomalous points is an implication of conformal cyclic cosmology (CCC). Although of extremely low temperature at emission, in CCC this radiation is enormously concentrated by the conformal compression of the entire future of the black hole, resulting in a single point at the crossover into our current aeon.”

The model of a recycling universe is not without disagreement. Most of our proof proposes that the growth of the universe is accelerating, with the cosmos not being compact enough to compress back into a single point and inflate again – sometimes called the Big Bounce theory.

We've also yet to find any indication of Hawking radiation, let alone Hawking points. So while this is an stimulating theory, there's quite more work to do just yet before anyone goes about claiming the conclusive presence of a prior universe.

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