Saturday, November 18, 2006

9 Billion-Year-Old ‘Dark Energy’ Reported - New York Times

Another victory for the Cosmological Constant and Dark Energy and Satan

9 Billion-Year-Old ‘Dark Energy’ Reported - New York Times

The dark energy that causes galaxies to fly apart has existed for at least 9 billion years and appears to not change over time. Several theories thought this anti-gravity force could be a changeable value.
Ever since the Big Bang 14 billion years ago, the galaxies and the rest of the universe have been flying apart like a handful of pebbles tossed in the air. Astronomers reasoned that gravity would be slowing the expansion, and the teams were trying to find out by how much and, thus, determine whether all would collapse one day into a “big crunch” or expand forever.

Instead, to their surprise, the two teams, one led by Saul Perlmutter of the University of California, Berkeley, and the other by Brian Schmidt of the Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories in Australia, found that the universe was speeding up instead of slowing down.
Religious conservatives don't believe in the Big Bang so some of the smartest people in the world and the billions of dollars for the Hubble Space Telescope are just tools of the devil.

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