A group of NASA scientists has detected evidence of a parallel universe -- where the rules of physics must be the opposite of our own.
In what may be called a rejig from sci-fi TV shows and comics of the early 1960s, a cosmic ray detection experiment has found particles that could be from a parallel realm that also was born in the Big Bang, the Daily Star reported.
The experts, in an experiment being carried out in Antarctica, used a giant balloon to carry NASA’s Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna, or ANITA, high above Antarctica, where there would be no radio noise to distort its findings.
A constant “wind” of high-energy particles, however, constantly arrived on Earth from outer space.
The high-energy particles can only be detected coming “down” from space, but the team’s ANITA detected heavier particles, so-called tau neutrinos, which come “up” out of the Earth.
The finding implies that these particles are actually traveling backward in time, suggesting evidence of a parallel universe.
Not everyone, however, was comfortable with the hypothesis.
"The simplest explanation for the phenomenon is that at the moment of the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago, two universes were formed — ours and one that from our perspective is running in reverse with time going backwar," the report said.
And if there are any inhabitants of a possible parallel universe, they’d consider this universe the backward one.