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Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the Tokyo Institute of Technology propose that the universe is expanding by swallowing 'baby' parallel universes, which challenges the traditional theory of dark energy.
The main finding of our work is that the accelerated expansion of our universe, caused by the mysterious dark energy, might have a simple intuitive explanation, the merging with so-called baby universes, and that a model for this might fit the data better than the Standard Cosmological Model.
The study suggests that the intense inflation of our universe after the Big Bang could have been caused by it being consumed by an older universe, rather than by a hypothetical inflaton field.
...this new study suggests that our universe, then a 'baby' itself, could have simply been blob-devoured by another, older universe.