View Full Version : Astronomy Without A Telescope – Enough With The Dark Already

2011-Jun-04, 09:40 PM
The recent WiggleZ galaxy survey data further confirming that the universe is expanding with a uniform acceleration prompted a lot of ‘astronomers confirm dark energy’ headlines and a lot of heavy sighs from those preferring not to have the universe described in ten words or less. I mean how the heck did ‘dark energy’ ever [...]

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2011-Jun-04, 11:19 PM
They call it Dark Energy because calling it a Dark Force would cause way too many Star Wars jokes...

2011-Jun-05, 06:54 AM
Other ideas may be questioned as well, the "strings", the "unseen dimensions", the "dark" ("alternative"?) matter.

2011-Jun-05, 06:34 PM
So... turn off the dark?