Multiverse could harbour life

Mindy Sparks
May 15, 2018

Current theories posit that our universe has just the right amount of dark energy to support life.

The research team claims that the stars and planets would still have time to form even if the universe had 100times the dark energy that ours does - increasing the likelihood that alien life could exist outside of our own universe.

The search for alien life has always been a priority for many scientists and enthusiasts alike, and the fact that this alien life is quite likely to exist outside of our universe is comforting in a way.

A new study published in the Royal Astronomical Society has found that if more than one universe does exist, then life could potentially be far more hospitable than earlier thought.

"For many physicists, the unexplained but seemingly special amount of dark energy in our Universe is a frustrating puzzle", said Jaime Salcido from Durham University in Britain. The research does not tend to entirely falsify the Multiverse idea, however, it just says that tiny quantity of dark energy present in the universe that humans live in could be explained better by the help of a natural law, which is yet to be discovered.

"Our work shows that our ticket seems a little too lucky, so to speak". Now new research led by Durham University, UK, and Australia's University of Sydney, Western Sydney University and the University of Western Australia has portrayed that life could possibly be habitual throughout the multiverse.

However, the results were unexpected and could be problematic as they cast doubt on the ability of the theory of a Multiverse to explain the observed value of dark energy.


Cosmologists from the Durham University in the United Kingdom and Australia's University of Sydney, Western Sydney University, and the University of Western Australia used huge computer simulations of our observed universe to examine how different levels of dark energy might affect the development of life.

"The formation of stars in a universe is a battle between the attraction of gravity, and the repulsion of dark energy", said team member Professor Richard Bower, of Durham University.

"Our simulations showed that the accelerated expansion driven by dark energy has hardly any impact on the birth of stars, and hence places for life to arise. So why such a paltry amount of dark energy in our Universe?"

A new study has come up with the collaborative research of different universities which tells that regardless of the truth of the Multiverse hypothesis, life can survive outside the Universe in which humans live.

Luke A. Barnes et al.

The main theory regarding dark energy asserts that our universe was created with a brief burst that allowed it to expand at a rapid pace.

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