Dark Energy

Astronomers can use Pulsars to Measure Tiny Changes of Acceleration Within the Milky Way, Scanning Internally for Dark Matter and Dark Energy

Dark matter within our galaxy is difficult to map, but a team of astronomers has used pulsars to measure its…

4 days ago

One of These Pictures Is the Brain, the Other is the Universe. Can You Tell Which is Which?

‚ÄúScience is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in…

2 months ago

A New Telescope is Ready to Start Searching for Answers to Explain Dark Energy

Back in 2015, construction began on a new telescope called the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI). Later this year, it…

7 months ago

A New Test Confirms Dark Energy and the Expansion of the Universe

Our measurements of dark energy give contradictory results. A new study confirms dark energy, but suggests it is more strange…

8 months ago

Hundreds of New Gravitational Lenses Discovered to Help Study the Distant Universe

General relativity tells us that everything, even light, is affected by the mass of an object. When a beam of…

8 months ago

New observations show that the Universe might not be expanding at the same rate in all directions

When we look at the world around us, we see patterns. The Sun rises and sets. The seasons cycle through…

9 months ago

The Chemicals That Make Up Exploding Stars Could Help Explain Away Dark Energy

Astronomers have a dark energy problem. On the one hand, we've known for years that the universe is not just…

11 months ago

WFIRST Passes an Important Milestone, it’s Time to Begin Development and Testing

Soon, astronomers and astrophysicists will have more observing power than they know what to do with. Not only will the…

11 months ago

There’s a new method to measure the expansion rate of the Universe, but it doesn’t resolve the Crisis in Cosmology

In a recent post I wrote about a study that argued dark energy isn't needed to explain the redshifts of…

1 year ago

This Simulation Shows what We’ll be Able to See with WFIRST

NASA has given us a taste of what the WFIRST will be able to see when it takes to space,…

1 year ago