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ESA/Hubble heic1611: Hubble finds Universe may be expanding faster than expected. Astronomers have used Hubble to measure the distances to stars in nineteen galaxies more accurately than previously possible. They found that the Universe is currently expanding faster than the rate derived from measurements of the Universe shortly after the Big ...

ESA/Hubble News
2 June 2016

Astronomers have used Hubble to measure the distances to stars in nineteen galaxies more accurately than previously possible. They found that the Universe is currently expanding faster than the rate derived from measurements of the Universe shortly after the Big Bang. If confirmed, this apparent inconsistency may be an important clue to understanding three of the Universe’s most elusive components: dark matter, dark energy and neutrinos.

The release, images and videos are available on:
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1611/

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2 June 2016




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