Thursday, December 23, 2021

Do we live in a bubble?


Op Ed by Helge Nome

Is our universe just a temporary bubble within a comic 'liquid' ? Along with many other such bubbles? As can be observed in a container of boiling water?

How can the ongoing measurable expansion of our universe be explained? This is a question that has preoccupied many minds for a long time without an answer being forthcoming.

I like the idea of the bubble. If you look at photos of star clusters, gases and other cosmic images derived from our instruments, you are struck with the similarities between these and cloud formations in our atmosphere and sediment swirls observed in water bodies.

It is also intriguing to think that there are likely countless other 'universe bubbles' beside the one we live in located in the primordial fluid.

The possibilities are endless.

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