Did the Big Bang create a ‘mirror universe’ where time moves Backwards?
The inexorable tick of time moving forward is something that has puzzled scientists for more than a century.
But now a new theory has been proposed that may help answer some questions – at least with regards to the beginning of time and what happened in the ‘past’.
They say that at the moment of the Big Bang a ‘mirror universe’ to our own was created that moves in the opposite direction through time – and intelligent beings in each one would perceive the other to be moving backwards through time.
The radical theory was proposed by Dr Julian Barbour of College Farm in the UK, Dr Tim Koslowski of the University of New Brunswick in Canada and Dr Flavio Mercati of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, also in Canada.
Their research attempts to answer questions that remain about the ‘arrow of time’ – which is the concept that time is ‘symmetric’ and everything moves forwards.
They say that at the time of the Big Bang not one but two universes formed – both moving equally in each direction through time, but opposite to each other.