Friday, November 17, 2006

Mysterious force's long presence

Dark energy - the mysterious force that is speeding up the expansion of the Universe - has been a part of space for at least nine billion years.
That is the conclusion of astronomers who presented results from a three-year study using the Hubble Space Telescope.
The finding may rule out some competing theories that predict the strength of dark energy changes over time.
Dark energy makes up about 70% of the Universe; the rest is dark matter (25%) and normal matter (5%).


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