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Mathematical physicist Roger Penrose of Oxford University, winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics, has claimed that before the Big Bang brought about the universe we know, there was another universe and black holes could be proof of its existence.

Writing for Mailonline of the United Kingdom late on October 8, 2020, Ryan Morrison said Penrose won the Nobel Prize on the strength of his paper that used Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity to prove black holes exist and explain how they form. 

Penrose claims there are pieces of evidence for this in the form of unexplained spots of electromagnetic radiation that dot the sky he called “Hawking points” that are eight times the diameter of a full Moon. He argued these warm spots are remnants of a previous universe that existed before the Big Bang and could be a clue to our future universe. Morrison said Penrose named these points after the late Prof. Stephen Hawking, who theorized that black holes leak radiation and over a long period of time they will evaporate to nothing.

Penrose says these points are proof of the “conformal cyclic cosmology” theory of the universe that suggests the Big Bang merely marks the end of one universe and the start of another universe – which is known as an “aeon.” He claims the dark spots found in images of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) are Hawking Points - leaking radiation from an earlier universe. The theory is controversial but Penrose says black holes were once considered controversial' but now they are part of mainstream science.

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