Space is a secret place and many people around the world are working hard to uncover it layer by layer. Still, some obscure events that took place there have not been described. Scientists now speculate that there may be invisible walls in space. However, these walls are not like room walls. Instead, they are like barriers. Scientists believe that these walls may have been created by a “fifth force” mediated by an imaginary new cell called a symmetron. And the existence of this force will help astronomers understand an intriguing part of space that has long frustrated them.
Currently, we are using the Lambda Cold Dark Matter model as a standard model to understand our universe. This model states that small galaxies should be distributed in clustered orbits around large galaxies. In fact, many small galaxies orbiting large galaxies are arranged in thin flat planes (disks) that resemble Saturn’s rings. This arrangement looks like invisible walls in space setting them up in contrast to the Lambda model.
In other words, these small “satellite” galaxies are captured by the gravitational pull of large galaxies and mounted on thin flat planes, while the model suggests distributing them in the orbital orbits around their host galaxies. These tiny galaxies also appear in synchronized orbits within our own galaxy, the Milky Way, and neighboring galaxies. Scientists have proposed several explanations for this “satellite disk problem”.
However, a new study by researchers at the University of Nottingham has provided a new explanation. It is available through a pre-print server arXiv. They call this the “first potential ‘new physical’ interpretation, suggesting that symmetrons could create invisible walls in space.
Still, the study is only proof of the concept. To prove that there are invisible walls in space, scientists must first prove that there are symmetrons. This requires the service of NASA’s James Web Space Telescope, which should be ready for scientific observation this summer.