Its not uncommon for Science to announce something as a new discovery which has been perhaps said ages ago in our Scriptures. But still, this one is quite remarkable. It has always been said in our scriptures that the universe or Maya is time and again created and destroyed by Sriman Narayana after the 4 yugas, during the Pralayam. Until now there had been no proof of this in Science, but a new study by a group of Scientists suggests that the big bang that created our universe is not unique. At least one earlier big bang occurred, giving rise to a universe that existed before ours. Or to put it simply, the universe has been created again and again in the past, just as said in our scriptures. If the theory is proved right, it will be another testimony to the credibility of our culture and ancient scriptures.
The news article was published by National Geographic Society and can be read in the National Geographic site here.