Astronomers are trying to measure the effects of dark energy on the expansion of the universe

April 25, 2019

Astronomers are trying to measure the effects of dark energy on the expansion of the universe

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Primary Mirror of the 4-meter Mayall Telescope on Kitt Peak
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A massive project on Kitt Peak is expected to be finished by Labor Day. Astronomers are installing new equipment that could help explain the mystery of dark energy and why the universe is expanding faster than scientists expected. It's called the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument or “DESI”. Site manager David Sprayberry says it could help unlock a huge mystery. 70% of the universe is something we don't understand, it's anti-gravitational, and could be why the universe is expanding faster than physics can explain...

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