Do multiple universes exist?

The idea of a multiverse – a cosmos where a multiple number of universes exist beside our own – is no longer just confined to science fiction. By now it is a respected theory among scientists and many try to prove its existence. Now scientists might be a step closer.

A graduate student from Durham University in England and his colleagues took a closer look at a region in the sky that is so frigid and large many scientists call it a cold spot. But Ruari Mackenzie believes it could be a bruise left after a collision with another universe. There is no proof of that yet but the team is working on a map of the cold spot now that might help scientists to nail down whether it is a footprint of another universe. This would turn everything we know about our universe upside down.

This particular cold spot is a hundred times colder than others and also larger, a 1,000 times farther than the Milky Way galaxy. If enough universes exist, some might form close enough to collide. And this would leave a temperature bruise that scientists would be able to detect. But is hard to draw a definite conclusion – mostly because such an extraordinary claim would require extraordinary evidence. The map is scheduled to come out later this year and with this scientists hope to find the evidence to prove that multiple universes exist.

multiple (ˈmʌltɪpl̩) – vielfach, zahlreich

beside (bɪˈsd) – neben

own (əʊn) – jds eigene (r,s)

to confine (kənˈfn) – etw beschränken, eingrenzen

fiction (ˈfɪkʃən) – die Prosaliteratur, die Erzählung

among (əˈmʌŋ) – unter, zwischen

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graduate (ˈgræʤt) – der Absolvent, der Schulabgänger

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large (lɑ:ʤ) – groß

spot (spɒt) – der Fleck, der Punkt

bruise (bru:z) – blauer Fleck, Bluterguss

collision (kəˈlɪʒən) – der Zusammenstoß, die Kollision

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to draw a conclusion (drɔ: kənˈklu:ʒən) – ein Fazit ziehen

extraordinary (ɪkˈstrɔ:dənəri) – außergewöhnlich, außerordentlich

claim (klm) – die Behauptung

evidence (ˈevɪdən(t)s) – der Beweis

to schedule (ˈskeʤu:l) – etw festlegen, ansetzen