SCIENTISTS are trying to open a portal to a parallel universe like the one in hit TV show Stranger Things.
Boffins at a US laboratory have built equipment that may “totally change the game” and offer a portal into an alternative world.
2 Scientists at a US laboratory are building equipment that may find an alternative universe similar to that in hit Netflix show Stranger ThingsCredit: Netflix
The parallel dimension could be similar to the Upside Down in the Netflix blockbuster, which is back for a third series.
The project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in eastern Tennessee hopes to show a world identical to ours where human life is mirrored.
Leah Broussard, the physicist leading the experiment, admitted the plan is “pretty wacky” ahead of experiments planned this summer.
She told NBC: “This is a pretty straightforward experiment that we cobbled together with parts we found lying around, using equipment and resources we already had available at Oak Ridge.”
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In Stranger Things, portals began opening connecting a US town to an alternate dimension, the Upside Down.
The dark Upside Down world released a series of demogorgons – or demo-dogs.
The main monster would capture humans and sometimes kill them, after an experiment on a child named Eleven accidentally opened the gate.
If you discover something new like that, the game totally changes
The real-life plan will see Broussard run experiments that will fire a beam of subatomic particles down a 50-foot tunnel.
The beam will pass a powerful magnet and hit an impenetrable wall, with a neutron detector behind it.
If the experiment works, particles will reappear and turn into mirror images of themselves after burrowing through the wall and detecting the a neutron.
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Broussard hopes the results will show a mirror world, but warned she expects the test to “measure zero”.
But if she discovers a single mirror particle, it would prove there is an alternative universe to ours.
Broussard added: “If you discover something new like that, the game totally changes.”
2 Physicist Leah Broussard says the parallel world experiment could ‘change the game totally’Credit: U.S. Dept. of Energy
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