Another confirmation of the existence of dark energy.

Andrzej Marecki amr w
Pon, 25 Mar 2002, 10:47:30 CET

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A team of UK and Australian astronomers has discovered new, independent
evidence that the expansion of the universe is accelerating. Their findings
have just appeared in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

A team of 27 astronomers led by Professor George Efstathiou of
the University of Cambridge has published strong evidence for the
existence of dark energy using an entirely different technique.

Their results show that the universe is full of dark energy, completely
consistent with the earlier supernovae results. "Dark energy appears to
exist and to dominate over more conventional types of matter" says
Professor Efstathiou. "An explanation of the dark energy may involve
String Theory, extra dimensions or even what happened before the Big Bang.
At present nobody knows. The ball is now firmly in the theorists court."


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