Faster expanding universe work wins physics Nobel
By Anna Ringstrom | Reuters
http://news.yahoo.com/three-win-2011-ph … 53441.html
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The "astounding" discovery that the expansion of the universe is speeding up won the Nobel physics prize on Tuesday for three astronomers whose observations of exploding stars transformed our view of the world, and of how it may end.
Their work gave birth to the theory of dark energy, a kind of inverse gravity, that causes the expansion to accelerate. Up to three quarters of the universe seems to comprise dark energy -- but just what it is a matter of speculation, notably at facilities like the Large Hadron Collider at Geneva. Many hope an answer could reconcile apparent anomalies in physics.
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by Emile R4 years ago
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by Credence23 years ago
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Does the Universe have an ending? Can you explain?
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