A new study of the cosmic microwave background places the strictest limits to date on a rotating universe and other forms of cosmic anisotropy. (Courtesy: D Saadeh <i>et al</i>., <i>Phys. Rev. Lett</i>. <b>117</b> 131302)
L'objet W49B abriterait le trou noir le plus récemment formé de la galaxie
La supernova qui a formé le rémanent de supernova W49B aurait créé il y environ 1 000 ans le trou noir le plus récent de la Voie Lactée. Crédit photo : NASA/CXC/MIT/L.Lopez/Palomar-Caltech/NSF/NRAO/VLA.
"The theory that our universe is contained inside a bubble, and that multiple alternative universes exist inside their own bubbles -- making up the 'multiverse' -- is, for the first time, being tested by physicists. Physicists are now searching for disk-like patterns in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation -- relic heat radiation left over from the Big Bang -- which could provide tell-tale evidence of collisions between other universes and our own."
Endless: This all-sky view of the entire near-infrared sky reveals the distribution of galaxies beyond the Milky Way. The image is derived from the 2MASS Extended Source Catalog, which contains more than 1.5 million galaxies, and the Point Source Catalog, which holds nearly 500 million stars within the Milky Way. The galaxies are color coded for distances obtained by various surveys. The nearest sources are blue, moderately distant sources are green, and red represents the farthest so