Map of 226 Million Galaxies Across 7 Billion Light Years

The survey, which included 400 individual scientists from 25 institutions in 7 countries, observed over 226 million galaxies. The goal of the survey was to the distribution of dark matter and the effect of dark energy.

Total amount of matter in Cosmos

U.S. scientists have precisely measured the total amount of matter making up the cosmos, concluding that dark energy accounts for 69 % of the total mass-energy budget with normal and dark matter being 31.5 %.

Our universe: An expanding bubble in an extra dimension

Swedish researchers have devised a new model for the Universe, that may solve the enigma of dark energy. They proposes a new structural concept of a universe that rides on an expanding bubble in an additional dimension.

Astonishing New Theory Could Explain Universe’s Missing 95%

UK researcher, Jamie Farnes, suggests both dark energy and matter can be unified into a single substance — a negative-mass ‘dark fluid.’ The theory may also prove right a prediction that Albert Einstein made 100 years ago.

Expanding Universe Mystery Deepens

An important discrepancy in measurements of the universe’s acceleration has theorists wondering whether we’ve gotten something fundamentally wrong in our understanding of the history of the universe.

A swarm of robots assembled to detect effects of dark energy

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, or DESI, is being assembled for a five-year mission at the prime focus of the Mayall Telescope, to measure the spectra of more than 30 million galaxies and quasars.

Life May Be Billions of Times More Common in the Multiverse

While there is no physical evidence that parallel universes exist, the theories that explain how our universe came to be seem to suggest that they are inevitable.

Hubble data indicate universe growing faster than expected

Lengthy observations by the Hubble Space Telescope indicate the universe is expanding faster than predicted by standard models and that Einstein’s cosmological constant, thought by many to define dark energy, may not be so constant after all.

Dark Energy Survey Releases First Three Years of Data

Results from the first data release of the Dark Energy Survey include eleven new stellar streams in the Milky Way galaxy.

The Multiverse?

Merging Neutron Stars Challenge Existing Theories of Gravity and Dark Energy.

Mysterious dark energy is more dynamic than we thought, says new study

New research is adding some deeper insight into the mysterious repulsive force known as dark energy, providing evidence that whatever it might be, its ghostly influence hasn't been constant over time.

Much ado about nothing: Astronomers use empty space to study the universe

An international team of astronomers reports that they were able to achieve four times better precision in measurements of how the universe's visible matter is clustered together by studying the empty spaces in between.

The Universe is expanding faster than the laws of physics can explain, new measurements reveal

The most precise measurement ever made of the current rate of expansion of the Universe has been achieved by physicists in the US, and there's a problem: the Universe is expanding 8 percent faster than our current laws of physics can explain.