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Dark Energy May Not Actually Exist

Calculating the total energy in the universe using the average of the energy in different pockets of the universe can explain the forces without the need for including dark energy.

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[DIGEST: IFLS, NASA, Space, Jung, Science]

Dark energy–the prevailing theory that explains the forces in the universe–may not actually exist. A new paper published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society in February suggests that a unified theory of the universe doesn’t require dark energy, once unique pockets of energy in the universe are factored into the equation.

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