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Message 2049750 - Posted: 20 May 2020, 6:51:32 UTC

I so hope this exists!

https://nypost.com/2020/05/19/nasa-finds-evidence-of-parallel-universe-where-time-runs-backward-report
NASA scientists detect evidence of parallel universe where time runs backward.

In a scenario straight out of “The Twilight Zone,” a group of NASA scientists working on an experiment in Antarctica have detected evidence of a parallel universe — where the rules of physics are the opposite of our own, according to a report.

The concept of a parallel universe has been around since the early 1960s, mostly in the minds of fans of sci-fi TV shows and comics, but now a cosmic ray detection experiment has found particles that could be from a parallel realm that also was born in the Big Bang, the Daily Star reported.
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Message 2050492 - Posted: 28 May 2020, 8:55:43 UTC - in response to Message 2049750.  

Yep to good to be true!

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/05/27/fact-check-nasa-did-not-find-parallel-universe/5254557002/
Fact check: No, NASA did not find a parallel universe

The claim: NASA recently discovered a parallel universe where the laws of physics are “reversed,” and time flows backward

The internet was briefly captivated by the idea of parallel universes and other cosmic oddities after reports circulated that NASA had detected “evidence of parallel universe where time runs backward.”
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Message 2050516 - Posted: 28 May 2020, 17:14:01 UTC
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And the New York Post sources the story to the British tabloid the Daily Star - not normally regarded as one of our more reliable sources, to put it mildly.

And yet... The basic claim in the Daily Star is this:

That means that high energy particles can only be detected coming “down” from outer space. To detect a heavier particle – a tau neutrino – coming “up” out of the Earth would imply that these particles are actually travelling backwards in time.

And that is exactly what the ANITA scientists have seen.
I've read that story about heavy particles being detected "coming up" before - and I don't normally read the tabloids, certainly not for science. My most likely source is either the Guardian or (serious) British magazine 'New Scientist'. I have the back numbers - I'll try and find it.

And I also have subscriber access to their index search.

Strange particles found in Antarctica cannot be explained by physics (14 January 2020)
We may have spotted a parallel universe going backwards in time (8 April 2020)

I'll dig them out.

Edit - the April article ends:

Meanwhile, the focus is returning to the Antarctic, and the possibility of capturing more massive particles as they explode from the ground. It has been three years since ANITA’s fourth flight descended softly to the ice, and an analysis of the latest data is still in the making.

Gorham is reluctant to preview the contents. “We don’t know how to represent it yet,” he says. “But we’ve got something.”
A work in progress.
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Message 2050641 - Posted: 30 May 2020, 17:23:00 UTC - in response to Message 2050516.  

Ricard, the issue with that is non-scientists don't realize that neutrinos will pass completely through earth, so up is a permitted direction.
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Message 2050646 - Posted: 30 May 2020, 20:22:49 UTC - in response to Message 2050516.  

There is no UP nor DOWN--How do it know ?
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Message 2050652 - Posted: 30 May 2020, 21:23:32 UTC - in response to Message 2050646.  

There is no UP nor DOWN--How do it know ?
In quarks there is. Also top and bottom.
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Message 2050654 - Posted: 30 May 2020, 21:37:06 UTC
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quark

And not any relativistic effects here either.

Thank you for the suggestion here, because it wakened me up a little here, for also needing to check.

Show me the direction, for only leading my way, and I could be still just flying for only the time and space it still could be, for not any given future either.
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Message 2050656 - Posted: 30 May 2020, 21:47:13 UTC - in response to Message 2050641.  

Ricard, the issue with that is non-scientists don't realize that neutrinos will pass completely through earth, so up is a permitted direction.
The people who wrote the New Scientist article are well aware of that.

neutrinos. Owing to their lack of charge, these tiny particles are unswayed by magnetic fields, and zip through space in straight lines. As a consequence, locating the origin of a neutrino – and that of any cosmic rays generated in tandem – is simply a matter of extrapolating its trajectory backwards from its point of impact. And that is where ANITA comes in.

When a high-energy neutrino plunges into the Antarctic ice, it creates a shower of charged particles that generate radio waves. If ANITA detects these radio waves emanating from the surface, its researchers can figure out where the neutrino struck, and work out the origin of the accompanying cosmic rays. “There’s nothing unknown about the process,” says Gorham, an experimental particle physicist at the University of Hawaii and principal investigator at ANITA.

Yet it couldn’t explain what the researchers identified in 2016. Instead of crashing into the ice from overhead, the high-energy particle they were dealing with seemed to have erupted from the ground, presumably having entered Earth on the other side. Normal, low-energy neutrinos can make such a journey, because they pass through matter with ease. But high-energy neutrinos hit an object as solid as a planet in something akin to a particle belly-flop: they simply can’t pass through it unhindered. Neither can cosmic rays.

The next idea was to try some creative workarounds. Neutrinos come in three known types: electron, muon and tau. None of these can traverse matter at high speed, but the tau neutrino can very occasionally transform into another particle known as a tau lepton, before reverting to a tau neutrino. It was just possible that a high-energy tau neutrino survived the transit through Earth by performing this type of shape-shift on entry. But it was a contrived idea, and the ANITA scientists knew it. “Not everyone was comfortable with the hypothesis,” says Gorham.

The whole puzzle only got worse in 2018, when ANITA spotted another apparent signal of a massive particle erupting from the ground. An independent analysis by Derek Fox and others at Pennsylvania State University showed how unlikely spotting two events of this type ought to have been. According to their calculations, the chances of a tau neutrino getting a free pass through Earth during an ANITA flight twice was one in a million. “Now we’re out of easy explanations,” says Gorham.
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