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The distribution of galaxies and the time it takes for galactic clusters to form are behind a University of Queensland claim confirming the existence of dark energy. Dark energy has been predicted as a defender of Einsteinian models of the universe, ever since the 1990s when astrophysicists identified the accelerating …


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  1. jake Silver badge

    We don't know. Let's keep looking.

    Onwards & upwards :-)

  2. Anonymous Coward

    Einstein FTW!

    See title

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I'd been wondering what those Aussie child entertainers were up to

    now we know

  4. Tasogare

    Need more information.

    This is interesting stuff, but doesn't really say any more than the headline did. How is the distance between galaxies related to dark energy theories? The article doesn't say. Instead we have "They measured A and concluded B," with no mention of the results of the measurement or the chain of logic involved.

    There's no link to more information either. But that might not be the author's fault.

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      1. BoldMan

        Thank you

        Excellent summation, thank you

      2. Luther Blissett

        Quick question to HFG

        > but what does that mean for galaxies?

        Do the models (and this result) account for dark matter as well as dark energy?

        To say that this result confirms the existence of dark energy is too much like rent-seeking. If correct, it confirms the results of the mechanized supernova surveys, nothing more.

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  5. Anonymous Coward

    I, for one

    Welcome our dark energy overlords.

  6. Rattus Rattus

    WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey?

    "Beep beep, chugga chugga, big red cosmological constant?"

  7. Anonymous Coward

    Hot potato, hot potato

    Yeah for WiggleZ !!

  8. Mips
    Jobs Halo

    Creation Part 2

    In the beginning was the Singularity and it knew not time or space nor of what it was made.

    And lo the Singularity was touched by the hand of God and as a mighty blow space and time did exist.

    The Singularity found that it was no longer in one place but scattered over 100bn light years of space. The Singularity was discomforted by the lack of self comfort and tears condensed from the void forming all that is visible and the stars which spread across the firmament. But part of the Singularity was so thin it kept to itself and hid amongst the brightness of the stars. Because this part eschewed the light it became dim and was transformed dark matter and dark energy.

    1. Sorry that handle is already taken. Silver badge

      Re: Creation Part 2

      And I thought Ray Kurzweil was just a kook.

  9. Ron 6

    looking for headlines...

    Where's the proof? When will we be able to go to the corner market and buy a six-pack of dark matter? Will it go well with soda?

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