A dazzling new theory claims to make sense not only of the expanding universe and extra dimensions, but also of string theory and dark energy.
According to the new model proposed in the journal Physical Review Letters by researchers from Uppsala University, the entire universe rides on an expanding bubble in an "extra dimension" – which is bloated by dark energy and in the there are threads that extend outward corresponding to all the matter contained therein.
Breaking It Down
The paper is extremely dense and theoretical. But the surprising new theory, according to the authors, could lead to new insights into the origin and ultimate destiny of the cosmos.
In the long run, however, physicists have, over the years, proposed many outrageous models for the universe ̵