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Wednesday, 17 December 2008 20:51

Astrophysicists see dark energy slowing universe

For the first time, astronomers have seen through the eyes of the NASA Chandra space telescope what is being called “arrested development” of the universe (slowing of the expansion of the universe), which is caused specifically by the effects of dark energy.

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A peculiar movement of galaxy clusters through the universe is perplexing astronomers because it goes against the scientific assumption that the universe is homogeneous—that is, the universe is uniform throughout. It's being called: The Dark Flow!

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The international astronomy community "hit the jackpot" on March 19, 2008, as its astronomers observed GRB 080319B, a gamma-ray burst whose explosive jet shot material in the direction of Earth at an estimated speed of 99.99995% the speed of light. The event was the furthest in distance ever seen by a naked eye on Earth.

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