Could life exist in a different Universe than ours ?


Whether intelligent life exists in our universe is a long debated problem. But for some scientists, there’s something even more interesting than that: is there life in another universe? A definite answer is impossible, especially since it’s not even clear if such a universe exists, though researchers have speculated such an existence for more than a decade.

However, if such a universe did exist, it would have fundamentally diferent physical laws. Scientists from the MIT showed that this different type of Universe could have chemical elements similar to carbon, nitrogen and oxygen, therefore life forms can evolve quite similar to ours. In their latest work, physics professor Robert Jaffe, former MIT postdoc, Alejandro Jenkins, and recent MIT graduate Itamar Kimchi went further and showed that life can evolve even if the masses of the elementary particles are drastically altered.

“You could change them by significant amounts without eliminating the possibility of organic chemistry in the universe,” says Jenkins.

A modern cosmology theory claims that our universe is just one in a huge number of universes, called multiverse. It’s also theoretized that new universes (called pocket universes) are “born” constantly, but we can’t see them. I have to admit, the whole idea makes my head spin, but it does make sense to me, though I lack the physics knowledge to make a pertinent opinion.

In this view, “nature gets a lot of tries — the universe is an experiment that’s repeated over and over again, each time with slightly different physical laws, or even vastly different physical laws,” says Jaffe.

You can get the full article and additional explanations HERE. It’s really exciting to read things like this, but I’m guessing it’s more important to focus on finding life in our universe.

2 thoughts on “Could life exist in a different Universe than ours ?

  1. stefan

    >but I’m guessing it’s more important to focus on finding life in our universe

    Why it is important at all; it is just absolutely apparent it does exist and it makes no difference for our life at all – NONE. The only difference it makes is wasting the tax money. There are so much more practically important topics to invest tax money in: nuclear fusion/fission, battery, fundamental research in ToE… these will bring the practically relevant technology and discoveries. The proving that other stars may have planets and may support life as we know it is so ridiculous trivialization of science… apparently it may; it would be a indeed a God’s miracle if it happens only here.

  2. misty

    im sorry but no one knows if it exists or not it might even if we dont the technology to go to a differnt universe it probibly does exist they may have already been to our universe know one will possibly ever know sooooo………. just have to wait till it comes around!!!!

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