The universe is confusing and fascinating and it is hard to believe that we will be able to fully comprehend it one day. However, we discover new things constantly. A study conducted by a team at Uppsala University in Sweden revealed something revolutionary.
A new model was developed for the Universe, and it appears to explain the mystery of dark matter. “The model provides a new, different picture of the creation and future fate of the Universe, while it may also pave the way for methods of testing string theory,” explained the study.
Until now the strong theory has been used in order to explain dark matter. According to this theory all matter is made out of tiny elements. “For 15 years, there have been models in string theory that have been thought to give rise to dark energy. However, these have come in for increasingly harsh criticism, and several researchers are now asserting that none of the models proposed to date are workable,” added the study.
The bubble universe
The new theory is a lot more accurate. According to the team, the Universe is situated on an expanding bubble in an extra dimension. The same thing is true for dark matter as well. More than that, the expanding bubble could match the framework of the string theory. Here is how the study explains it:
“The whole Universe is accommodated on the edge of this expanding bubble All existing matter in the Universe corresponds to the ends of strings that extend out into the extra dimension. We also show that expanding bubbles of this kind can come into existence within the framework of string theory. It is conceivable that there are more bubbles than ours, corresponding to other universes.”