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Dark energy is real, say astronomers

(—Dark energy, a mysterious substance thought to be speeding up the expansion of the Universe is really there, according to a team of astronomers at the University of Portsmouth and LMU University Munich.

dateSep 12, 2012 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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Dark Energy Survey set to seek out supernovae

( —The largest ever search for supernovae – exploding stars up to 10 billion times brighter than the Sun – is beginning this August. For the next five years, the Dark Energy Survey (DES) will look for these ...

dateJul 02, 2013 in Astronomy
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A video map of motions in the nearby universe

( —An international team of researchers, including University of Hawaii at Manoa astronomer Brent Tully, has mapped the motions of structures of the nearby universe in greater detail than ever before. The maps ...

dateJun 12, 2013 in Astronomy
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