Planck's All-Sky Map vs. Standard Model Credit: ESA and the Planck Collaboration This European Space Agency graphic shows a map of the universe that depicts the anomalies seen when comparing the Planck space observatory's map of the universe's cosmic microwave background and the standard model of the cosmos. Image released March 21, 2013.
Study may have found evidence of alternate, parallel universes. While mapping the Cosmic Microwave Background, scientists found a mysterious glow that is thought to possibly be matter "leaking" in from a different universe.
First Planck results: the Universe is still weird and interesting
The most detailed map ever created of the cosmic microwave background – the relic radiation from the Big Bang – was released today revealing the existence of features that challenge the foundations of our current understanding of the Universe.