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A Laymans View of Dark Energy and Real Space

Updated on March 3, 2013
A Galaxy
A Galaxy
Is Space Pushing Galaxies Apart?
Is Space Pushing Galaxies Apart?

Real Space

I am confused. Scientists now say that the universe is still expanding and that the only possibility for this to be able to happen, is that there must be the existence of some kind of invisible force. They call this dark energy.

They also say, that when we escape earth’s atmosphere, we have zero gravity.

OK, so if zero gravity is enough to keep the planets in orbit around the sun, then reaching a place that is free from the suns pull must be negative 1, gravity. Now, if a negative 1, gravity is enough to keep the stars orbiting the center of the Galaxy, when you escape the Galaxy’s pull, you must be at negative 2, gravity.

A negative is the opposite of a positive. So, to me, negative 2, gravity, must be an anti gravity.

If real space, that space between Galaxies, is anti gravity, then of course the Galaxies will push away from each other. As more real space gets between them, then they will move apart faster.

If the above was true, then dark energy is not a mysterious enigma, it is space itself, the real universe.

Scientists are, only now, studying probes about to leave our solar system. They have not yet had the opportunity to study anything from outside of our solar system, let alone our Galaxy. This means they can only speculate as to what is out there.

I know that it is a scientist’s job to theorize on the little known facts. Do they though, blinker themselves when they have a possible theory? Continually trying to bring, that one theory, to an ultimate conclusion. Even though they may think they have found a correct theory they should keep their minds open, continuing to search for other possible theories, until one is proven, beyond doubt, to be the correct one.


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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Good article. Very thought provoking. The problem with all those theories, and speculations, is just that - it is a theory. The information scientists have about how the universe works is so limited it is truly impossible to create a theory that answers all the questions yet unanswered. We can theorize all we want, no one will every know the complete truth about the universe in our lifetime, or for eons to come. It is way to complex for anyone on this planet to even come close to truly understanding any of it, at all.

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      ss sneh 7 years ago from the Incredible India!

      That's right, you are confused!

      It's not NOW that the scientists discovered the expansion of the universe, but 9 decades ago.

      However it's only a decade ago that they realized the universe is not only expanding but also accelerating -galaxies speeding away from each other.

      It's right, in the outer space there is no gravity.

      But it remains as zero there...the value of gravity can't be negative as you move further into the interstellar space.

      It remains zero at the absence of mass, never negative.

      The reason for accelerated expansion of the universe could be because of a property of space-time which is yet to be defined properly.

      -- Thanks

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      Christopher Price 7 years ago from Vermont, USA

      If the Big Bang Theory is correct we exist in the aftermath of a Cosmic Explosion that occurred in a complete void. Why is it difficult to grasp the concept that the universe is expanding due to the unimpeded momentum of that still unfolding incident?

      If the theory expounded upon in this hub is the only basis for the concept of dark matter it is assine!

      Negative gravity!?! Anti-gravity...somewhere and sometime, some dimension. But the evidence and reasoning evident here would claim the existence of negative gravity and dark matter in the detonation of a firecracker. Until it is acted upon by gravity, air resistance and friction, for a split second, it curiously resembles the patterns of the universe.

      We are existing in a micro-unit of time in this process. But we still think in lifetime units and lightyears.

      Silly human!


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      Julie Burke 7 years ago from Alaska

      Hi Rafkin. Maybe your negative gravity is equivalent to the theorized dark energy.

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      rafken 7 years ago from The worlds my oyster

      All true.I guess it'll take time travel, to reveal the ending.

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      Don A. Hoglund 7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      It seems that if the universe is still expanding that it is still in the process of creation whether this is due to God, dark energy or whatever.