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A One-Percent Measure of the Universe

08/01/2014

A One-Percent Measure of the Universe

  • Categoría Astronomía
  • Researchers from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) today announced that they have measured the distances to galaxies more than six billion light-years away to an unprecedented accuracy of just one percent. Their measurements place new constraints on the properties of the mysterious "dark energy" thought to permeate empty space, which causes the expansion of the Universe to accelerate.

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