According to a new pair of studies in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, there's a decent chance that life-fostering planets could exist in a parallel universe - even if that universe were being torn apart by dark energy.
Artistic impression of a Multiverse.
Although the research doesn't rule out the Multiverse hypothesis, it suggests that the small amount of dark energy in our universe might be better explained by an undiscovered natural law.
He included: "Our simulations reveal that even if there was far more dark energy and even hardly any in deep space then it would just have a very little result on star and planet development.".
"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. "This is a problem for the Multiverse; a puzzle remains".
They said that it doesn't matter how much dark energy exists, it could be hundred thousand of our own universe.
Theories regarding dark energy that have been proposed previously suggest that our universe has the "perfect amount" of dark energy - a force which acts against gravity and is responsible for making the cosmos expand at an accelerated rate.
But researchers behind the new study said their finding casts doubt on a multiverse explaining the value of the mysterious substance of dark energy.
"Even increasing dark energy many hundreds of times might not be enough to make a dead universe".
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.
So, do we need more dark energy inside our universe? "So why such a paltry amount of dark energy in our Universe?"
"I think we should be looking for a new law of physics to explain this odd property of our Universe, and the Multiverse theory does little to rescue physicists' discomfort", he added.