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  • ahnyerkeester

    ahnyerkeester 3 years, 1 month ago

    Okay, so if this is the case, can we get rid of dark matter? I never liked the idea and just felt like it was something we threw out there just to cover a mistake we weren't aware of yet.

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    • Razorback

      Razorback 3 years, 1 month ago

      That actually may be the case. I found this quote from a separate article covering the story.

      Instead of finding evidence to support the accelerated expansion of the Universe, Sarkar and his team say it looks like the Universe is expanding at a constant rate. If that's truly the case, it means we don't need dark energy to explain it.

      "A more sophisticated theoretical framework accounting for the observation that the Universe is not exactly homogeneous, and that its matter content may not behave as an ideal gas - two key assumptions of standard cosmology - may well be able to account for all observations without requiring dark energy," he says.

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