The study of the universe’s expansion rate has been a topic that has fascinated scientists and astronomers for a very long time. Since the initial studies conducted in the 1920s by astronomers Edwin P. Hubble and Georges Lemaitre to the discovery of ‘dark energy’ towards the end of the 1990s, the advancement in the field has been slow but steady. However, the Hubble Space Telescope has been providing a huge amount of data for the scientists to study and NASA believes that something strange is happening in the universe considering how fast it is expanding.
According to NASA, the data provided by the Hubble Space Telescope shows that the rate of expansion has become much quicker in comparison to the expected rate. But NASA was not able to provide a concrete reason behind the discrepancy and went on to call it “something weird”.
Let’s hope it ain’t broken.
2 thoughts on “Something weird happening to the universe”
Last year NASA’s Voyager 1 detected faint, monotone hum beyond our solar system https://www.cnet.com/science/nasa-voyager-1-detects-faint-hum-beyond-our-solar-system/
The spacecraft is now 14.5 billion miles from earth and still functioning but has started transmitting some mysterious data. https://interestingengineering.com/voyager-1-sends-mysterious-data
Just add it to the “end of the world” bingo card!