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This article suggests that radio astronomers have discovered evidence of a billion-light-year-wide hole in our universe that leads to another, parallel universe.

No, this is not the high concept of an SF story; this is a real astrophysicist's theory. Here's the cool diagram:

Click the image to see the original (non-parallel-universe) story.

I dunno about this. I mean, as much as I want to live in an age where we discover evidence of cool stuff like superstrings, dark matter, and alternate universes, Occam's Razor suggests that perhaps leaping from "giant void in the universe" to "portal to a parallel universe" isn't the most reasonable thing to do.

Still, kewl. Thanks to gamera_spinning for the tip!

Chris

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hlmt
Nov. 27th, 2007 06:23 am (UTC)
Occam's Razor suggests that perhaps leaping from "giant void in the universe" to "portal to a parallel universe" isn't the most reasonable thing to do

*LOL*
mckitterick
Nov. 27th, 2007 06:24 am (UTC)
We aims to please, madam.
d_aulnoy
Nov. 27th, 2007 06:24 am (UTC)
Signs of how my mind works: my first reaction to the image was, "Best witches hat EVAH!"
mckitterick
Nov. 27th, 2007 06:26 am (UTC)
*g*

Yeah, it's a pretty ugly design, but it gets the point across.
kansas_dave
Nov. 27th, 2007 06:29 am (UTC)
I don't see the bit about this being a portal to a parallel universe.
mckitterick
Nov. 27th, 2007 06:30 am (UTC)
Sorry, that's the first (text-anchored) link. The image links to the original finding.
kansas_dave
Nov. 27th, 2007 06:47 am (UTC)
"Scientists say"
"Astronomers collected"
"astronomers say"
"Some scientists are speculating"

I wonder if they interviewed anyone other than Laura Mersini-Houghton.
mckitterick
Nov. 27th, 2007 06:48 am (UTC)
My search turned up nothing beyond her speculations, hence my reference to Occam's Razor. Still, had to pass this along to others! Awe-inpiring and all that. Or at least inspiring to SF authors *g*
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mckitterick
Nov. 27th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
Hahahhaa!
emessar
Nov. 28th, 2007 12:50 am (UTC)
Hey, if you take that diagram and turn it 90 degrees clockwise, that would make a sweet hat.
mckitterick
Nov. 28th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
I predict that a con-goer somewhere creates a hat based on that image this year.
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