Dark Energy

What Is The Big Rip?

by Fraser Cain December 18, 2013

Dr. Thad Szabo is a professor of physics and astronomy at Cerritos College. He’s also a regular contributor to many of our projects, like the Virtual Star Party and the Weekly Space Hangout. Thad has an encyclopedic knowledge of all things space, so we got him to explain a few fascinating concepts. In this video, […]

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Is Everything in the Universe Expanding?

by Fraser Cain December 12, 2013

The Universe is expanding. Distant galaxies are moving away from us in all directions. It’s natural to wonder, is everything expanding? Is the Milky Way expanding? What about the Solar System, or even objects here on Earth. Are atoms expanding? Fraser Cain on Google+

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An “Elemental” Explanation of Dark Matter

by Jason Major June 28, 2013

Atoms, string theory, dark matter, dark energy… there’s an awful lot about the Universe that might make sense on paper (to physicists, anyway) but is extremely difficult to detect and measure, at least with the technology available today. But at the core of science is observation, and what’s been observed of the Universe so far […]

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Do We Really Need Dark Matter?

by Jason Major December 7, 2012

Hubble mosaic of massive galaxy cluster MACS J0717.5+3745, thought to be connected by a filament of dark matter. Credit: NASA, ESA, Harald Ebeling (University of Hawaii at Manoa) & Jean-Paul Kneib (LAM) Even though teams of scientists around the world are at this very moment hot on the trail of dark matter — the “other stuff” that the […]

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Can a New Camera Unravel the Nature of Dark Energy?

by Nancy Atkinson October 12, 2012

The 570 megapixel Dark Energy Camera. Credit: Fermilab Scientists have great expectations for the newly operational Dark Energy Camera, which may significantly advance our understanding of the mysterious force expanding the Universe at an ever accelerating rate. Find out more about this highly anticipated new camera and what it is expected to reveal during live […]

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