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Neutrons escape to another universe

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The concept of the Multiverse isn't new, but scientists think they can add credibility by observing neutrons jumping from one universe to the next. Photo / Silver Spoon, Wikimedia
The concept of the Multiverse isn't new, but scientists think they can add credibility by observing neutrons jumping from one universe to the next. Photo / Silver Spoon, Wikimedia

Physicists have long been studying neutrons and their speed of decay with the aid of a device called a neutron bottle. During these experiments, some neutrons "escape," and scientist Michael Sarrazin, and his colleagues at The University of Namur, have hypothesised that these neutrons may be switching to another universe.

TINY SOLAR SYSTEM

The Kepler spacecraft has identified the smallest solar-system yet to be observed by scientists. It is called the KOI-961; at its centre is a red dwarf star and it has three known orbiting planets. Although believed to be rocky like Earth, the planets are much closer to their star than we are.

NEUTRINO TELESCOPE

An EU funded project plans to build a £210 million Multi-Cubic Kilometre Neutrino Telescope to learn more about neutrinos. These particles pass harmlessly through Earth but with this deep-sea telescope, scientists should be able to monitor their collisions with atoms and then possibly trace their origins in space and learn about the universe in a whole new way.

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