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Jan 31, 2019

Dark Energy Gets Weirder: Mysterious Force May Vary Over Time

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Dark energy is apparently even more mysterious than astronomers had thought.

Scientists first proposed the existence of this invisible force two decades ago, to explain the surprising discovery that the universe’s expansion is accelerating. (Surprising and incredibly important; the find netted three researchers the Nobel Prize in physics in 2011.)

The most-used astrophysical model of the universe’s structure and evolution regards dark energy as a constant. Indeed, many astronomers believe it to be the cosmological constant, which Einstein posited in 1917 as part of his theory of general relativity. [The History & Structure of the Universe in Pictures].

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  • La Crosse Painters on January 31, 2019 3:47 pm

    So interesting. Dark energy is fascinating!

  • Attorney on January 31, 2019 3:48 pm

    Looking forward to more articles on dark energy!

  • Wall Clocks on January 31, 2019 3:49 pm

    We always look forward to your publications. Can’t wait for more.

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