Scientists believe they may have discovered evidence of a parallel universe that crashed into our own in a galactic impact mirroring a car crash.
Since 2004, when it was first spotted by NASA, scientists have been baffled by the discovery an unusually cold region of space which is 1.8 billion light years across and colder than its surroundings.
It was thought the region might have been a trick of light or it was colder because it had 10,000 less galaxies than other areas of the same size.
Now a new studyÂ has stumbled upon an incredible possibility, that the âCold Spotâ cannot be explained as a void and was not due to âline-of-sightâ effects.
Instead, researchers at Durham University believe it could be the first evidence of the âmultiverse.â
They believe a parallel universe could have smashed into ours affecting it in a way similar to a multiple vehicle pileup.
That impact was so incredible, according to this research, that it pushed energy out of a huge region of space resulting in the Cold Spot.
âPerhaps the most exciting explanation is that the Cold Spot was caused by a collision between our universe and another bubble universe, believe it or not,â said Professor Tom Shanks, an astronomer at Durham University and a co-author of the study.
âIf further, more detailed, analysis proves this to be the case then the Cold Spot might be taken as the first evidence for the multiverse.â
âI remember some scientists suggesting that there could be detectable effects on the galaxy distribution after this âcosmic shuntâ of two universes colliding.
âBasically colliding universes could leave a slightly anisotropic galaxy distribution in our own universe â a bit like a pileup on the motorway.
âSo we can look for this to test how seriously to take these ideas.â
According to The Guardian,Â âeach universe carries its own different version of reality.â
âThere will be one where you wrote this column and I read it, even a really weird one in which Donald Trump uses Twitter to spread nothing but amusing cat videos,â Stuart Clark wrote in the publication.
The Cold Spot occurred at the formation of the universe more than 13 billion years ago.