Two fantastic scientific experiments currently underway just might prove the existence of a real “mirror universe” or “mirrorverse” where dark matter might be hiding.

Assuming this amazing and mind-numbing mirrorverse does exist, it will have its own laws of mirror-physics and its own mirror-history. The mirrorverse will have its own mirror matter, mirror atoms, mirror planets and stars, believes physicist Leah Broussard, who will conduct the major experiment at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in eastern Tennessee.

Sorry, but there won’t be a mirror you in this fantastic universe.

“Dark people is probably a bit farfetched,” according to Broussard. “But dark matter is very likely as rich as our own matter. This kind of thing needs to be explored.”

Her experiment will see Broussard try to force open a portal to mirrorverse using a process she calls “oscillation.” In the experiment, Broussard will send a beam of subatomic particles down a 50-foot tunnel. This beam will shoot past a powerful magnet and into an impenetrable wall.

If the setup is just right, some of those particles will transform into mirror-image versions of themselves, allowing them to “pierce” the wall. If this incredible result occurs, Broussard will have uncovered the first evidence of a mirror world right alongside our own.

“It’s pretty wacky,” said Broussard of this incomprehensible outcome.

Scientists said that if Broussard unequivocally detects even a single mirror particle, it wwill prove the visible universe is only half of what’s out there. It will also mean all the known laws of physics are only half of a much broader set of rules.

“If you discover something new like that, the game totally changes,” noted Broussard.

There will be a complementary experiment to Broussard and it will take place in Switzerland.

Klaus Kirch is working on a complementary experiment at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Zurich. He plans to capture slow-moving neutrons, hit them with a magnetic field and then count to see if all the particles are still there.

“If some neutrons oscillated into mirror-neutrons, they would disappear from our apparatus,” he said.

Kirch's team has already run the experiment and hopes to have their results analyzed later in the summer.

Galaxy cluster with dark matter denoted in blue
Galaxy cluster with dark matter denoted in blue Smithsonian

If a mirrorverse is proven by the experiments, the results will fundamentally alter the laws of physics and reality. In addition, the existence of a mirror world of particles will also help shed light on dark matter.

Dark matter has never been actually observed but comprises 85 percent of our visible Universe’s total mass. Researchers say if the mirror universe theory is correct, dark matter could be hidden there.

That’s because mirror matter, which is quite possibly dark matter, might only interact marginally with our regular particles. This means mirror matter can perform functions like holding galaxies together or altering the velocity of stars and planets. Dark matter performs these stupendous feats in our known Universe.