Science & Technology
Dark energy may not actually exist at all
By T.K. Randall
June 16, 2010 · 14 comments
Image Credit: NASA/ESA
A new study has suggested that the mysterious dark matter and energy in our universe may not actually exist at all.
Planets, stars and other recognisable componenets of our universe make up only 4 percent of the total mass with dark matter and energy accounting for the rest of it, but now this has been called in to question and scientists are trying to determine if the manner in which this has been calculated is fundamentally wrong.
Dark matter and energy, the mysterious forces thought to make up 96 per cent of the universe, may not exist according to a groundbreaking study. British scientists have claimed that the method used to calculate the make-up of the universe may be wrong.
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