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Do we need a new theory of gravity?

In the late 1990s physicists discovered, to their consternation, that the expansion of the universe is not slowing but accelerating. Nothing in the 'standard model of cosmology' could account for this, and so a new term was ...

dateNov 09, 2015 in General Physics
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How strong is the gravity on Mars?

The planet Mars shares numerous characteristics with our own. Both planets have roughly the same amount of land surface area, sustained polar caps, and both have a similar tilt in their rotational axes, affording each of ...

dateDec 11, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Is dark energy static or dynamic?

(Phys.org)—While hypothesized dark energy can explain observations of the universe expanding at an accelerating rate, the specific properties of dark energy are still an enigma. Scientists think that dark energy could take ...

dateNov 12, 2012 in General Physics feature
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Pluto's haze varies in brightness

Scientists on NASA's New Horizons mission team are learning more about the structure and behavior of Pluto's complex atmosphere by discovering new attributes of its extensive haze layers. The hazes were first discovered by ...

dateApr 19, 2016 in Space Exploration
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