Space is a mysterious place and many people across the world are working to uncover it layer by layer. Still, there are quite a few surprising events unexplained. Scientists now believe that space may have invisible walls. However, these walls are nothing like the walls of a room. Instead, they are more like obstacles. Scientists believe that these walls may have been created by a “fifth force”, mediated by a hypothetical new particle called a symmetron. And the existence of this force may help to understand an intriguing part of space that has long puzzled astronomers.
Currently, we use the lambda cold dark matter model as the standard model for understanding our universe. This model says that the smaller galaxies should be distributed in sluggish orbits around the larger galaxies. In fact, many smaller galaxies orbiting larger galaxies are arranged in thin disks that look like rings. Saturn planet, This arrangement appears as if there are invisible walls in space that are arranging them in defiance of the lambda model.
In other words, these smaller “satellite” galaxies are captured by the gravitational pull of larger galaxies and arranged in thin flat planes, while models suggest they are distributed in messy orbits around their host galaxies. should go. These smaller galaxies have been observed in coordinated orbits in our own galaxy, Galaxy, and also in neighboring galaxies. Scientists have proposed several explanations for this “satellite disk problem”.
However, the new study by researchers from the University of Nottingham offers a new explanation. It is available through a pre-print server arXiv, They call this “the first possible ‘new physics’ explanation. It suggests that symmetry can produce invisible walls in space.”
Still, the study is just a proof of concept. To prove that space has invisible walls, scientists must first prove that symmetries exist. This will require the service of of nasa James Webb Space TelescopeWhich should be ready for scientific observation this summer.