Dark Energy, a primer

Artwork by Sandbox Studio, Chicago

Looking up at the night sky reveals a small piece of the cosmos—patches of stars speckled across a dark, black void. Though the universe appears stationary to the naked eye, it is expanding at an increasing rate, with the distance between galaxies doubling every 10 billion years. Scientists attribute this phenomenon to dark energy, which makes up 70 percent of our universe—and will determine its eventual fate. … (Symmetry Magazine)

Artwork by Sandbox Studio, Chicago

Artwork by Sandbox Studio, Chicago

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