What is the Multiverse Theory?

In the world of physics, there are many theories and ideas floating around about the world and the universe we live in. Among the many theories floating around that usually gets a lot of discussion and attention is the multiverse or the meta-universe theory. For folks that have an interest in physics and the possibilities of worlds other than the one we have now, this is one theory that bears pondering.

What Is It?

What is the Multiverse Theory?

The multiverse theory is what experts call the hypothetical set of finite or infinite possible universes, counting the historical universe that people regularly experience. These finite or infinite possible universes compromise everything that exists and everything that can come into existence such as:

•  Space

•  Energy

•  Time

•  Matter

It also takes into account the constants and the physical laws that describe those mentioned previously. These universes contained within the multiverse are what people sometimes call “parallel universes.”

What are These Parallel Universes?

These parallel universes, also called “braneworlds” by some, hover just beyond your reach. According to experts from top colleges like Princeton University and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada, this idea stems from the possibility that there are so many more dimensions to the world than just those of the space and time that people know of. In addition to the 3-dimensional “brane” that people live in and experience, there are other 3-dimensional branes that exist in a higher dimension of space.

Brian Greene, a physicist from Columbia University, states that the notion of the universe as one of just numerous other universes floating around in a space is much like imagining a slice of bread that is floating in a cosmic loaf. Another wrinkle to the theory is that some experts say these brane universes aren’t parallel at all but they sometimes slam into each other and cause Big Bangs that reset colliding universes again and again.

The idea of different worlds and dimensions floating around might seem hokey to some and as of yet, the multiverse theory is just that, a theory. However, it isn’t just some random idea that people came up with because it has some solid physics to back it up. Another interesting idea to ponder is that there are numerous ways to get a multiverse. There are tons of other physics theories that point to the fact that there are multiple universes out there, and some experts believe that chances are high that hidden universes actually exist.


Top Mysteries of the Oceans

Did you know that 71% of the earth is covered with water? In this huge amount of space, you can just imagine how much remains to be undiscovered no matter how many studies have been made of the oceans throughout the years. Here are a few mysteries about the ocean that remain to baffle the experts:

The Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle

Considering that the Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is just a small portion of the entire ocean, it’s still big enough to cover around 1.5M square miles. This vast area between Florida, Puerto Rico and Bermuda is an area feared by pilots and seafarers alike, considering the thousands of mysterious disappearances that have happened within its boundaries. Although a number of theories have been offered, proof is still lacking. Some say that there are huge deposits of methane hydrate on the sea floor, which can release methane gas, decreasing the water density causing ships to sink. Some also say that an electronic fog causing instruments to malfunction has been the cause of disappearances. This specific theory sprouted not only from accounts of survivors, but from the fact that those who dare to wander within the area simply fade away from the radar, without any warnings or calls for help sent.

The Baltic Sea Anomaly

The Baltic Sea Anomaly

In 2011, a team of divers discovered a circular formation around 60 meters thick, 90 meters below the Baltic Sea’s surface. Because of its familiar shape and form, UFO enthusiasts automatically jumped at the chance to prove that this was evidence of alien life forms. In 2012 however, experts finally announced that this was actually a natural formation. Also called balancing rocks or glacial erratics, this was the product of glaciers melting towards the end of the Ice Age, with the rocks inside the glaciers dropping deep into the seas and leaving deposits around the area. Of course, those who believe in alien life forms still believe in their UFO theory to this day.

These are only two of the wonders and mysteries of the earth’s waters. Considering that man has only explored around half of the ocean and only 5% to 7% of the ocean floor, it is no wonder that a great many strange phenomena are still reported to this day. It would, of course, be a big challenge to finally find all the answers behind each mystery, but this is exactly what makes this world so interesting.