The Theory of Space actually being a ‘Liquid’ as some Scientists Claim

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What if we found out that space is actually a liquid, sort of like a super fluid liquid? That could rock the scientific world and totally change the way we view space.

Most people view space as being ’empty’. In our world there are three types of environments, air, liquid and solid Earth. So what is the vacuum of space then?

Some scientists are postulating that space is indeed a form of super liquid. Technically speaking if an organism adapted to the ‘liquid’ of space it could theoretically live there and swim around. That is an entirely new theory, but a scary one if living things could swim through the ether of space.


Perhaps even NASA and other space agencies could make ships that could travel through the liquid of space at faster speeds.

In the article from daily mail, they ask are we all living underwater? The new research suggests space time as an ultra-cool liquid. As we all know space is very cold.

Most wavelengths like light require some sort of medium to pass through. A medium in space is commonly known as the ether.

Do light particles travel through this super fluid at an incredibly speed?

This could also have serious implications for the way we look at gravity. According to calculations space could be a super fluid. Super fluids occur when liquid is very cold, at extremely low temperatures the liquid can move about without using any energy. Space could be close to 0 kelvin or absolute zero.

It is indeed a popular new theory among the scientific community. Remember in the past they believed the world was flat. As we progress in our path toward understanding the universe it is amazing what we could find.




In Einstein’s 1905 Theory of Special Relativity, he was the first to propose that space and time might be linked. The term ‘spacetime’ was coined three years later by mathematician Hermann Minkowski. Einstein postulated that the speed of light (about 300,000,000 metres per second) is the same for all observers. He also said that anyone moving at constant speed would observe the same physical laws. However, when someone moves through space, they would experience time at a slower rate. This is because space and time can be thought of as one. Consider a moon in orbit around a planet – the moon stays in orbit because the planet ‘warps’ space, keeping the moon snared in its gravity. In the same way, if you were to synchronise two clocks and then fly one away at great speeds into space, they would lose their synchronisation. This is because a great mass, or speed, can warp time just as it warps space. Thus, Einstein concluded that space and time must be inherently linked as spacetime.



A superfluid is a fluid that can flow endlessly without losing energy.

It is a phase of matter that is achieved by liquids or gases when they are cooled sufficiently.

At certain temperatures near absolute zero, their atoms begin to occupy the same ‘quantum state’.

This means that the atoms lose their individual identities, and instead behave like a single super-atom.

Helium, for example, exhibits superfluid properties at 2 Kelvin (-271.15ºC, -456.07ºF).

Superfluids have several unique properties.

They can, for example, climb the walls of unsealed containers.

They also transfer heat exceedingly well – a superfluid will evaporate before it has a chance to boil.