Scientists say it makes no sense that the universe exists
Are we even here?
According to some of the world’s most elite scientists, our universe shouldn’t exist at all. So no need to worry about that big meeting with your boss, eh? There are bigger things to think of.
Leading experts are trying to determine why the universe didn’t annihilate itself all those millions and millions of years ago. When it came into existence, there was equal amounts of matter and anti-matter (don’t worry if you have no idea what that means, I don’t either). This should have signalled the end, scientists argue.
Researchers have been scrambling to identify a difference between matter and anti-matter to explain why this universe we call home is still here. However, all efforts have been fruitless thus far. They have tested all sorts – different mass, electric charge, or something else – but have found no difference.
‘All of our observations find a complete symmetry between matter and antimatter, which is why the universe should not actually exist,’ explained Christian Smorra, the author of a new study conducted at CERN.
‘An asymmetry must exist here somewhere but we simply do not understand where the difference is. What is the source of the symmetry break?’
The latest hypothesis was that matter and anti-matter have different magnetism. But, yep, you guessed it, they are identical in that too. So I guess we should leave the hard work to scientists to work it out and enjoy ourselves in this universe that came up trumps against all odds.