The hunt for a 'mirror universe'

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https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/sci...cna1023206

EXCERPT: At Oak Ridge National Laboratory in eastern Tennessee, physicist Leah Broussard is trying to open a portal to a parallel universe. She calls it an “oscillation” that would lead her to “mirror matter,” but the idea is fundamentally the same.

In a series of experiments she plans to run at Oak Ridge this summer, Broussard will send a beam of subatomic particles down a 50-foot tunnel, past a powerful magnet and into an impenetrable wall. If the setup is just right — and if the universe cooperates — some of those particles will transform into mirror-image versions of themselves, allowing them to tunnel right through the wall. And if that happens, Broussard will have uncovered the first evidence of a mirror world right alongside our own.

“It’s pretty wacky,” Broussard says of her mind-bending exploration. The mirror world, assuming it exists, would have its own laws of mirror-physics and its own mirror-history. You wouldn’t find a mirror version of yourself there (and no evil Spock with a goatee — sorry "Star Trek" fans). But current theory allows that you might find mirror atoms and mirror rocks, maybe even mirror planets and stars. Collectively, they could form an entire shadow world, just as real as our own but almost completely cut off from us.

[...] As with many grand scientific quests, the hunt for mirror matter grew out of a small, seemingly esoteric mystery. [...] A decade ago, Anatoli Serebrov of Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute in Russia introduced the idea that ordinary neutrons sometimes cross over into the mirror world and transform into mirror neutrons. At that point, we could no longer detect them — it would be as if some of the neutrons simply vanished.

[...] Since the 1970s, astronomers have deduced that the universe is packed full of “dark matter,” a substance that cannot be observed directly but whose powerful gravitational pull helps keep galaxies from flying apart. ... Yet dozens of intensive searches by astronomers around the world have failed to identify what dark matter is made of. Zurab Berezhiani, a physicist [...] offers an intriguing explanation: Dark matter has been hard to find because it is hidden away in the mirror world. In this view, dark matter and mirror matter are one and the same. If so, the mirror world is not just ubiquitous, it is far more massive than our own. At a recent physics conference, Berezhiani expanded on the idea, outlining a possible parallel reality full of mirror stars, mirror galaxies and mirror black holes. Maybe even dark life?

“Dark people is probably a bit farfetched,” says Broussard, who confesses that these ideas push her right to the edge of her comfort zone. “But dark matter is very likely as rich as our own matter. This kind of thing needs to be explored.” (MORE - details)

New York Post: "The project — which has been compared to the Upside Down in the Netflix blockbuster “Stranger Things” — hopes to show a world identical to ours where life is mirrored."
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The problem is you can't just "Dukes of Hazard" the chasm between universes, if you intend to create a stable method of communication to "prove" there existence it requires a bridge. A bridge tends to be build from sides of what you are trying to build over, and only when they meet in the middle can a connection be made. In other words, randomly firing things and hoping for a response/result isn't the same as actually designing a communication relay (which itself would be an irrefutable result)
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If experiment successful then which world is the mirror or does it matter(npi)?
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Quote:Zurab Berezhiani, a physicist [...] offers an intriguing explanation: Dark matter has been hard to find because it is hidden away in the mirror world. In this view, dark matter and mirror matter are one and the same. If so, the mirror world is not just ubiquitous, it is far more massive than our own. At a recent physics conference, Berezhiani expanded on the idea, outlining a possible parallel reality full of mirror stars, mirror galaxies and mirror black holes. Maybe even dark life?

A whole civilization of dark matter people living their lives on a dark matter planet neatly superimposed over our own! Maybe shadow people are these beings crossing over into our domain thru portals.

http://shadowpeople.dotster.com/shadowpeople.html


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MR... you’ve seized the moment. Surprised you didn’t mention those who disappear from here without a trace.
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(Jul 6, 2019 04:05 PM)Zinjanthropos Wrote: MR... you’ve seized the moment. Surprised you didn’t mention those who disappear from here without a trace.

Just connecting the dots..Smile

Maybe Amelia Earhart flew into a dark matter vortex.
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(Jul 6, 2019 11:07 AM)stryder Wrote: The problem is you can't just "Dukes of Hazard" the chasm between universes, if you intend to create a stable method of communication to "prove" there existence it requires a bridge. A bridge tends to be build from sides of what you are trying to build over, and only when they meet in the middle can a connection be made. In other words, randomly firing things and hoping for a response/result isn't the same as actually designing a communication relay (which itself would be an irrefutable result)

Baby steps, I guess. Granting this experiment yields anything at all.

(Jul 6, 2019 03:10 PM)Zinjanthropos Wrote: If experiment successful then which world is the mirror or does it matter(npi)?


I gather that if there was anything there that had similar technology and speculative interests, they would deem us the Alice world.

There's also another type of mirror cosmos proposed previously that travels backwards in time and is made of anti-matter: https://www.livescience.com/64470-univer...verse.html
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It would have its own law of physics and its own history. Hmm. That's crazy to think about.

Would our universe still be the ''main'' one, I wonder?
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