“There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”
…and atomic physicist Neils Bohr's famous comment about a colleague’s crazy theory that…
"it's crazy, but maybe not crazy enough to be true"
…an eminent physicist from Indiana University Nikodem Poplawski has developed a theory that gamma ray bursts that occur at the fringes of the known universe and appear to be associated with supernovae, or star explosions, in faraway galaxies, are actually massive beams of high-energy photons from alternate universes that spray the galaxy in arcs, like cosmic death rays as black holes rotate.
The new theory suggests that our universe is located within the interior of a wormhole… which itself is part of a black hole that lies within a much larger universe. The matter that black holes absorb don't condense into singularities, instead, they burst out the other side (of our universe?) and become the building blocks for whole other universes in another reality. In short, our Big Bang popped out of a black hole from another, much larger universe.
Poplawski proposes that the bursts may be discharges of matter from alternate universes. The matter, he says, might be escaping into our universe through super-massive black holes via wormholes at the hearts of those galaxies. Poplawski uses Euclidean-based mathematical modeling to suggest that all black holes may have wormholes inside, in which exist universes created at the same time as the black holes.
A white hole is connected to a black hole by an Einstein-Rosen bridge (wormhole) and is hypothetically the time reversal of a black hole. Poplawski's paper suggests that all astrophysical black holes, not just Schwarzschild and Einstein-Rosen black holes, may have Einstein-Rosen bridges, each with a new universe inside that formed simultaneously with the black hole.
"From that it follows that our universe could have itself formed from inside a black hole existing inside another universe… It's kind of a crazy idea, but who knows?" he said.
Here is the image… massive black holes at the center of each and every galaxy in our universe, pulling material toward their centers. As the material disappears (crossing the event horizon) out of existence from our universe, it comes into existence, via the worm-hole, in an alternate universe. Imagine a whirlpool of cosmic debris swirling down a cosmic drain, only to spray out into an alternate universal reality. Matter squeezing out of existence in one universe… manifesting (read: being created) into another universe.
Crazy indeed… but maybe just crazy enough to be true.
Nikodem Poplawski is a research associate in the IU Department of Physics. He holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. in physics from Indiana University and a M.S. in astronomy from the University of Warsaw, Poland.