Radio astronomers from around the world have been glued to their sets for decades to listen to that one sound from somewhere in space which would prove that an alien life, sufficiently advanced, exists somewhere in our universe.
Artistic impression of a Multiverse.
The main theory about dark energy is that our universe was created by a short burst, and this explosion made it expand rapidly.
They utilized huge computer system simulations to recommend that, if other universes exists, they might be just as most likely to harbor life.
"For many physicists, the unexplained but seemingly special amount of dark energy in our Universe is a frustrating puzzle", said co-lead author Jaime Salcido, a postgraduate student at Durham University.
"The Multiverse was previously thought to explain the observed value of dark energy as a lottery - we have a lucky ticket and live in the Universe that forms lovely galaxies which permit life as we know it", said co-lead author Dr. Luke Barnes, a researcher at Western Sydney University and the University of Sydney.
Our work shows that our ticket [to living in a universe that permits life] seems a little too lucky, so to speak.
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.
"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".
"I think we should look for a new physical law to explain this unusual characteristic of our universe, and the theory of multiverses has little effect on the discomfort of saving physicists".
"Even increasing dark energy many hundreds of times might not be enough to make a dead universe". 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.
"The formation of stars in a universe is a battle between the attraction of gravity, and the repulsion of dark energy", saidRichard Bower of Durham University. And they find out that Dark energy plays an important role to form such conditions.