On the outskirts of creation, unknown, unseen “structures” are tugging on our universe like cosmic magnets, a controversial new study says.
Everything in the known universe is said to be racing toward the massive clumps of matter at more than 2 million miles (3.2 million kilometers) an hourâ€”a movement the researchers have dubbed dark flow.
The presence of the extra-universal matter suggests that our universe is part of something biggerâ€”a multiverseâ€”and that whatever is out there is very different from the universe we know, according to study leader Alexander Kashlinsky, an astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.
I imagine a linked ring of universes, each a geometric permutation of the balance between matter and idea. Cool stuff.