New Scientist (USA): the whole universe ever spinning like a top

The early universe could valiantly to spin, leaving a trail that is still visible in the sky.

Lior Shamir (Lior Shamir) from Kansas state University, along with colleagues benefited from three the world’s most powerful observatories (telescope called “the Sloan digital sky survey”, in new Mexico, a telescope system, the panoramic survey and rapid response Pan-STARRS in Hawaii and the space telescope “Hubble”) to find the direction of rotation, more than 200 000 spiral galaxies.

On the basis of the most modern models of cosmology, it is believed that the number of galaxies spinning clockwise, is equal to the number of galaxies that rotate counterclockwise. But after studying the data from all three observatories, the scientists found an unexpected imbalance.

“The difference is small, amounting to slightly more than two percent, but with such a huge number of galaxies the probability of random differences is less than one part in a million,” said Shamir, speaking on 1 June at a press conference during a virtual meeting of the American astronomical society. The farther away galaxies are, the greater the imbalance.

This asymmetry also varies depending on the part of the sky that we see. If you look outward from the earth’s poles, it seems that more galaxies rotate anti-clockwise than clockwise, but if observed from the equator, everything turns out opposite.

Shamir and his colleagues found that such laws could create the entire universe, revolving in the beginning of its existence simultaneously around multiple axes. If so, then a rotating spiral galaxy, we should find in the earlier Universe than it is to show the rest of the model. Other recent observations support this conjecture. “This may sound strange, but it is the universe we see from Earth,” said Shamir.