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New method ‘confirms dark energy’

First results from a major astronomical survey using a cutting-edge technique appear to have confirmed the existence of mysterious dark energy.

Dark energy makes up some 74% of the Universe and its existence would explain why the Universe appears to be expanding at an accelerating rate.

The finding was based on studies of more than 200,000 galaxies.

Scientists used two separate kinds of observation to provide an independent check on previous dark energy results.

BBC News – New method ‘confirms dark energy’

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May 20, 2011 - Posted by | Astronomy, Cosmology

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