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Fraser
2005-Mar-17, 06:04 PM
SUMMARY: Astronomers have known since 1998 that a mysterious force seems to be accelerating the expansion of the Universe. An international team of astronomers have observations from Hubble and a powerful computer simulation to find evidence of dark energy much closer to home. The team studied the motion of our local group of galaxies (40 galaxies within 5 million light years) and found that you could only explain their current positions if you include the influence of dark energy.

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