April 12, 2024

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Data from the Hubble telescope indicates that a "strange thing" is happening in the universe

Data from the Hubble telescope indicates that a “strange thing” is happening in the universe

Hubble Space Telescope She is currently working on a large-scale task: determining how fast our universe is expanding.

The new findings now indicate that the universe is not expanding at a uniform rate. NASA suggested that “something strange” is happening in the universe due to the discrepancy in the rate of expansion of the universe around us and observations made after the Big Bang.

The study of how and how fast the universe expanded began decades ago in the 1920s, when measurements by Edwin B. Hubble found that these galaxies were moving at an increasingly irregular rate. The farther away the galaxy is from Earth, the faster it is moving away.

Since then, scientists have been trying to understand the phenomenon and measure the rate of this expansion.

However, with Hubble data now available, this expansion appears to be faster than models had expected. Instead of 67.5 (plus or minus 0.5) kilometers per second per megaparsec, the notes indicate 73 (plus or minus 1) kilometers per second per megaparsec.

Scientists study the peculiar phenomenon of the group of “slant markets” of time and space. These can be used to track the expansion rate of the universe as distant galaxies continue to move away from us. NASA said Hubble has calibrated more than 40 miles of markers since the telescope was launched in 1990.

They are now waiting for data from the new James Webb Space Telescope that will allow a deeper look into the matter. “The Webb Space Telescope will expand Hubble’s work by showing signs of cosmic features at greater distances or at a higher resolution than Hubble can see,” NASA said.

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