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Durham: Could a Multiverse Be Hospitable to Life?

Post by bystander » Mon May 14, 2018 2:46 pm

Could a Multiverse Be Hospitable to Life?
University of Durham | 2018 May 14
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A Multiverse – where our Universe is only one of many – might not be as inhospitable to life as previously thought, according to new research.

Questions about whether other universes might exist as part of a larger Multiverse, and if they could harbour life, are burning issues in modern cosmology.

Now new research led by Durham University, UK, and Australia’s University of Sydney, Western Sydney University and the University of Western Australia, has shown that life could potentially be common throughout the Multiverse, if it exists.

The key to this, the researchers say, is dark energy, a mysterious “force” that is accelerating the expansion of the Universe. ...

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