Signs of a former universe that existed before ours are still evident in the space, a distinguished physicist who won this year’s Nobel Prize has claimed.
There was another Universe that existed before the Big Bang — which is thought to have conceived this Universe — and the evidence is still present in the supermassive black hole that is present in the center of our Universe.
Sir Roger Penrose said: “I claim that there is the observation of Hawking radiation. The Big Bang was not the beginning. There was something before the Big Bang and that something is what we will have in our future”, according to The Telegraph.
The Big Bang theory has been used to establish the formation and expansion of the observable Universe, which states the Universe formed after a massive explosion of an unimaginably dense and hot single point, from where it started to grow following the blast.
Sir Penrose, Reinhard Genzel, and Andrea Ghez made the claim shortly after collectively winning the Nobel Prize in Physics for a breakthrough in Einstein’s theory of relativity that explains the presence of the black holes.
They received the prestigious award because “for their discoveries about one of the most exotic phenomena in the universe, the black hole, which has become a staple of science fiction and science fact,” the Nobel jury said.
He says, the electromagnetic spots — called Hawkings points — noticeable in the sky are of unexplained origin and these are the remnant of the former universe, The Independent reported.
As per his explanations, the possibility of the former universe can be made through the “conformal cyclic cosmology” theory which suggests that the currently visible spots or ‘Hawking radiation’, are the last bit of expulsion transferred by the massive black hole from the older universe.
Black holes are one of the most enigmatic cosmic bodies which are marked by regions in space where the matter has collapsed unto itself and harbor so much gravitational pull even light can’t escape.
The explanation given by the three scientists is being seen as the most compelling theory of the supermassive black hole, that is present in the middle of our universe, to date.
“We have a universe that expands and expands, and all mass decays away, and in this crazy theory of mine, that remote future becomes the Big Bang of another eon,” Sir Roger Penrose told The Telegraph.
“So our Big Bang began with something which was the remote future of a previous eon and there would have been similar black holes evaporating away, via Hawking evaporation, and they would produce these points in the sky, that I call Hawking Points.”
He said the ‘Hawkings point’ he noted were eight-times the diameter of the Moon, and are slightly warm regions. “There is pretty good evidence for at least six of these points,” the mathematical physicist said.
But the trio scientists’ theory is being met with skepticism, as researchers point out the unexplained spots they referred to may not be actual signs of a previous ‘eon’ which is an indefinite or very long period of time.
As per the standard model of cosmology, the Universe began expanding after the Big Bang. But Sir Penrose’s rival “conformal cyclic cosmology“ (CCC) theory says the Universe was already uniform before the Big Bang.