Strange Theories About The Universe

After all, why is the universe the way it really is?

The mysteries of the universe have forever fascinated mankind. Scientists have spent hours and years of their lives asking questions about the universe and looking for the answers to the same questions. From the possibilities of the future of the cosmos to the coming of its existence, there have come and gone many theories about the cosmos or the universe. Some of these theories are so crazy that it seems weird that such explanations for the ways of the universe could exist. From the universe floating in a higher dimension to the ability of forming another, scientists have come up with many strange theories about the universe. Here are a few strange theories about the universe that would blow your mind.

The Big Splat

This theory believes that far away into the future, the galaxies would drift away from each other and they would be so far off from each other that the light from one would never reach the other. Rather, when stars will die, they will no longer have any heat or light left. However, while this might seem dark and a future when the end is near, the theory suggests this would be the beginning of the next universe and it would be a vicious cycle. When one cold and empty galaxy would collide with another, the collision would create enough amount of energy to form a new universe. This cycle would keep repeating itself.

Simulation Theory

According to some scientists, the universe is a simulation. Since all thing that we perceive is received by our brains through scientific instruments and our senses, chances are that it is all a very cleverly designed illusion. The theory suggests that the entire universe is a computer simulation that is extremely advanced and ultra-sophisticated. This could remind you of the movie, ‘Matrix’ and it rightly should, for this the concept that sourced for its plot!


We all know that the universe is three dimensional. However, some theories suggest that there is another spatial dimension that can’t be directly perceived but moves in a perpendicular direction. This higher dimensional space is called the bulk and our three dimensional universe is believed to be a floating membrane or “brane” inside the bulk. According to scientists, the braneworld theory could be the answer for the anomalies in our three dimensional universe.

Urbee Sarkar

A content writer by the day and hardcore Netflix enthusiast by the night, Urbee believes the world to be a story, a ‘tour de force’ in the making. A blind supporter of coffee, she spends her time with her face buried in books on most days when she is not writing. On the other days, she strums her favourite songs while secretly planning for her next trip into the mountains. Urbee is a lit post-grad who has worked as a feature writer for digital media firms and believes the content industry to be her calling.
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