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. And the new research suggests that the answer lies in dark energy, the mysterious "force" that is accelerating the expansion of our Universe.
"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.
" We have actually discovered in our simulations that universes with far more dark energy than ours can gladly form stars". Scientists have previously thought that such parallel universes, if they exist, would have to meet an extremely strict set of criteria to allow for the formation of stars, galaxies and life-fostering planets like those seen in our own universe.
However, the possibility that we can even extend beyond our own universe is very low-causing many people to hope that we can eventually find Alien life closer to home.
Their findings are released in 2 associated documents in the journal Regular monthly Notifications of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Although the results do not rule out the Multiverse, it seems the tiny amount of dark energy in our universe would be better explained by an undiscovered law of nature.
"We have found in our simulations that universes with much more dark energy than ours can happily form stars".
The main theory about dark energy is that our universe was created by a short burst, and this explosion made it expand rapidly.
The Multiverse is a hypothetical group of numerous separate Universes, including the one where humans reside.
Researcher Richard Bower of the Durham University said that according to him, a "new law of physics" should be looked for in order to completely explain the mysterious "property of our Universe", which can not be done appropriately by the theory of Multiverse.
" I believe we must be searching for a brand-new law of physics to discuss this unusual residential or commercial property of our Universe, and the multiverse theory does little to rescue physicists' pain.". Stephen Hawking's final theory of the cosmos, completed only weeks before his death in March, stated that reality may be made up of multiple universes.
"That does not mean that the room around you does not exist".
Just five per cent the observable universe consists of known material such as atoms and subatomic particles.