Washington: A new study suggests a new theory behind the `big bang` and existence of our universe 13.7 billion years ago.
Researchers from Three Perimeter Institute have a new idea, and have claimed that what is perceived as the big bang, could be the three-dimensional `mirage` of a collapsing star in a universe profoundly different than our own.
According to the scientists, the problem is that the big bang hypothesis has our relatively comprehensible, uniform, and predictable universe arising from the physics-destroying insanity of a singularity, which seems unlikely.
They suggest that our universe could be the three-dimensional "wrapping" around a four-dimensional black hole`s event horizon, according to which, the universe must have burst into being when a star in a four-dimensional universe collapsed into a black hole.
They claimed that our universe was never inside the singularity, and had rather came into being outside an event horizon, protected from the singularity.
The researchers emphasized that this idea, though may sound "absurd," was grounded firmly in the best modern mathematics describing space and time.
The research is published in Scientific American.