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THE Big Bang might not have been the beginning of the universe, but just the start of a new chapter.
Scientists have found rings of radiation in the cosmos that may be older than the Big Bang, suggesting that event was just the latest in a series of rebirths, Wired reports.
The theory was proposed by Sir Roger Penrose, a theoretical physicist at Oxford University, and Vahe Gurzadyan of the Yerevan Physics Institute in Armenia, in an article on arXiv.org.
The circles of radiation appear in concentric circles made up of below average temperature in the cosmic microwave background (CMB), which is the leftover glow of the Big Bang.
The CMB — which dates back to 300,000 years after the Big Bang — is a consistent temperature, indicating the density.
Originally posted by v1rtu0s0
Could this mean that the universe has collapsed and expanded over and over, and possibly everything repeats itself again and again?