Space is mysterious and surprising dimensions are unveiled every day, leaving scientists and space enthusiasts perplexed. This time, an astonishing proposal was revealed that could result in a revolution in the laws of astrophysics.
Scientists believe that there may be invisible walls in space, but not like the walls in our homes. Instead, barriers are created by a fifth force mediated by a new hypothetical particle referred to as a Symmetron. Furthermore, this revelation could assist scientists in understanding traditional and challenging aspects of the world of space.
This new aspect of physics could also explain the complicated theories to the conventional model of cosmology, termed Lambda Cold Dark Matter, and could help to reveal the understanding our universe in a better way. Lambda Cold Dark Matter proposes that small galaxies circulate in disorganized orbits of giant galaxies. However, the recent study altered the previous notion, proposing that the smaller galaxies orbit the giant galaxies in a thin flat disc-like shape, similar to those seen in the rings of Saturn, due to the intense gravity of the giant galaxies.
Furthermore, scientists have discovered several reasonable answers for a problem between theory and reality known as the “satellite disc problem.” According to a new study, a duo of researchers from the University of Nottingham, has addressed what they believe is “the first potential ‘new physics’ interpretation for the studied planes of galaxies that do not do away with dark matter,” referring to the unrecognized particle that comprises the majority of the mass in the universe.
Aneesh Naik, a research companion at the University of Nottingham who spearheaded the work, said the innovative answer came through conversations with particle physics colleagues, including co-author and University of Nottingham physicist Clare Burrage’s research.
“I did my Ph.D. in astronomy, and my thesis was about galactic dynamics and how one might utilize galactic dynamics to address certain fundamental physics problems,” Naik said. “By the time I finished my Ph.D., I was thinking a lot about these small-scale obstacles to Cold Dark Matter.”
“Since we have dark matter and dark energy, we know we need new particles, and we believe we will need to add new particles to our standard model to account for these things.” Anish Naik explained. “It is the setting in which ideas such as symmetry theory are studied.” He went on to say that it is a new candidate particle for dark energy and dark matter. As a result, these particles create invisible barriers. Smaller galaxies can then form discs around much bigger host galaxies due to these barriers.