“The thing is, the Multiverse is not a scientific theory on its own. Rather, it’s a theoretical consequence of the laws of physics as they’re best understood today. It’s perhaps even an inevitable consequence of those laws: if you have an inflationary Universe governed by quantum physics, this is something you’re pretty much bound to wind up with. But — much like String Theory — it has some big problems: it doesn’t predict anything we either have observed and can’t explain without it, and it doesn’t predict anything definitive we can go and look for.”
This bizarre formation in the middle of the Black Rock Desert started to grow around 100 years ago, when farmers tried to drill a well and geothermal boiling water was accidentally hit. This geyser was left alone and a calcium carbonate cone formed, that is still growing today. The alien-looking mound’s astonishing colour is caused by a rare algae, which flourishes in moist, hot environments, resulting in the multiple hues of green and red that add to its out-of-this-world appearance.