May 1, 2012

The Universe


New findings in 2003 reveal that the shape of the Universe is a Dodecahedron based on Phi

In October 2001, NASA began collecting data with the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) on cosmic background radiation.  Like visible light from distant stars and galaxies, cosmic background radiation allows scientists to peer into the past to the time when the universe was in its infancy.  Density fluctuations in this radiation can also tell scientists much about the physical nature of space.

NASA released the first WMAP cosmic background radiation data in February of 2003.  In October 2003, a team including French cosmologists and Jeffrey Weeks, a freelance mathematician and recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship or “genius award,” used this data to develop a model for the shape of the universe.

The study analyzed a variety of different models for the universe, including finite vs. infinite, flat, negatively curved (saddle-shaped), positively curved (spherical) space and a torus (cylindric).  The study revealed that the math adds up if the universe is finite and shaped like a dodecahedron, as in the illustration below provided by Weeks:

The Universe as a Dodecahedron is based on Phi, the golden ratio 

The connection to Phi is found in the Pentagons that form the faces of the Dodecahedron

A shown on the Geometry page, A dodecahedron consists of twelve pentagons.  Take a pentagon and connect all the points to form a 5-pointed star.  The ratios of the lengths of the resulting line segments are all based on phi, , or 1.618!

phi, the Golden Proportion, proportions in a pentagon

See the Five and Phi and Penrose Tiling pages for other relationships of the number 5 and pentagons to phi.

This is still a theory, but supported by data that can be tested

Weeks cautioned that his team’s model of a finite, dodecahedral-shaped universe, while promising, is hardly a proven theory. He said, “There’s more work to be done. It could be affirmed, or it could be refuted.  What makes it exciting now is it’s not a matter of idle speculation.  There’s real data to look at and the possibility of getting a definite answer.”  If proven by further evidence and scrutiny, the model would represent a major discovery about the nature of the cosmos.

A description of their research appears in the science journal Nature and at National Geographic, also presented HERE.

Thanks go to J.D. Ahmanson for first bringing this finding to my attention.

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Michael Galileo October 5, 2012 at 10:35 am

All of reality in this universe is created by this formula. If you quantify time as a spatial entity, then you can also apply this formula to the creation of a human life experience. By understanding that time isn’t real but rather a human construct that was created as a tool to help us manifest our visions into reality, and seeing that each second is approx. 18.5 miles long, you can apply the Fibonacci series to each second to see that the second you are in is a total of the choices made in the seconds prior, one by one. Un=Un-1+Un-2 @ 18.5 MPS. As we sow, so do we reap. It’s an electromagnetic construct that becomes as it is chosen to be. Check out my book page on Facebook. “Where Time Comes From- A Handbook For Humans.”


Edgardo Pineda September 12, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Plato, the famous greek philosopher said in Thimeus, that the universe is shaped as a dodecahedron, so this news is over 2300 years old. is about time your wake up.


Gary Meisner September 12, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Perhaps, but having evidence based on a far deeper understanding of the nature of the universe does make it a bit more compelling, doesn’t it?


Bear December 9, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Hello. If u, Plato my man, can describe the shape of this universe – what is on the other side? S.H.


maxime December 16, 2013 at 6:03 pm


the other side is the Icosahedron


D January 4, 2014 at 9:31 am

Thanks for the information.


Mason W March 29, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Wait… if the universe (presumably) expanded from a single point, why would it expand in a ‘dodecahedron-ous’ fashion? Obviously, for the universe to have expanded, some explosive force must have outweighed the force of gravity. What could’ve formed the Dodecahedron shape (since theoretically, any fluid that emits and is susceptible to gravity will form a sphere)?


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