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How fast is the universe expanding?

The Universe is expanding, but how quickly is it expanding? How far away is everything getting from everything else? And how do we know any of this anyway?

dateFeb 10, 2015 in Astronomy
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When dark energy turned on (Update)

( -- Some six billion light years distant, almost halfway from now back to the big bang, the universe was undergoing an elemental change. Held back until then by the mutual gravitational attraction of all the ...

dateMar 30, 2012 in Astronomy
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A serendipitous gravitational lens

( -- The path traveled by a light beam will bend in the presence of matter. This remarkable prediction, reached by Einstein in his theory of general relativity, was confirmed by observations of the solar eclipse ...

dateNov 21, 2011 in Astronomy
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