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 Dark energy is not only terribly important for astronomy, it's the central problem for physics. It's been the bone in our throat for a long time.”

Steven Weinberg
Nobel Laureate
University of Texas at Austin

 

 

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A video introduction to dark energy, narrated by StarDate's Sandy Wood - Play video

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A possible ending for the universe in which dark energy is so strong that it not only drives the galaxies away from each other, but it eventually forces all particles of matter away from each other. In this scenario, galaxies, stars, and planets all would disintegrate.

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