So what is all this dark energy and matter stuff I've been hearing about? Is it somewhere off in space or is it right here with us in our rooms?
The latest results indicate dark energy is a cosmological constant whose strength does not vary in space or time.
They also provide an excellent estimate of the curvature of space.
"The answer is, it's not curved much. The universe is extraordinarily flat," said Prof Schlegel.
"And this has implications for whether the universe is infinite. While we can't say with certainty, it's likely the universe extends forever in space and will go on forever in time. Our results are consistent with an infinite universe," he said.
tellyontellyon wrote:I heard the amount of dark energy is increasing. I have to be honest, the whole field of physics is murky to me.
smcj wrote:I thought dark energy is what they use to explain why all the galaxies are accelerating away from each other instead of collapsing in due to gravity.
lesliejoyB wrote:Most people would think bad on dark energy. But, I think it would make balance in the system. It's like the yin and yung that makes balance.
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