The Universe is expanding at a faster rate that was imagined, astronomers found

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It conflicts with measurements of the cosmic microwave background (CMB), the ancient afterglow of the Big Bang. This seems to occur due to an unknown force which was called “dark energy,” an unknown, superspeedy subatomic particle or particles that existed shortly after the Big Bang and is four times more abundant than “normal” matter throughout the universe. Examining this discovery, Dr Adam Riess, from the Space Telescope Science Institute in the US, said: “This surprising finding may be an important clue to understanding those mysterious parts of the universe that make up 95% of everything and don’t emit light, such as dark energy, dark matter and dark radiation.” NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to study 2,400 Cepheid stars and 300 Type Ia supernovas. The distance between cosmic objects should double 9.8 billion years from now, the researchers said.

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