Dark energy is the name given to a mysterious force accelerating the universe's expansion. NASA estimates that dark energy makes up 68% of the universe, but while physicists can tell dark energy is real, they don't know much about it.
At Live Science, our expert writers and editors explain the latest findings from researchers studying this strange force. Whether it’s why dark energy could lead to a second (and third, and fourth) Big Bang, how the largest dark energy map could reveal the fate of the universe or if the expansion of the universe could be a mirage, you’ll find the latest dark energy news, features and articles right here.
New research looking at the cosmological constant problem suggests the expansion of the universe could be an illusion.
Scientists have proposed a way that the universe could stop expanding, ending in a 'Big Crunch' that resets space and time as we know it.
Dark energy is the name physicists have given to the mysterious thing driving the universe's accelerated expansion. It may be a force or a form of energy, and one piece of evidence suggests it is hidden inside black holes.
A telescope in Arizona modified to measure the true distance of galaxies has produced the largest three-dimensional map of the universe ever.
The Dark Energy Survey just released its most comprehensive results. But did they really prove Einstein wrong?
New, stunningly detailed images of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds have the potential to revolutionize our understanding of the stars making up these two dwarf galaxies.
What if there is more than one cosmological agent for dark energy? This mixture would have strange effects in our universe, making it potentially detectable with upcoming surveys.
Researchers claim to have found serious fault with the existence of dark energy, but not everyone is buying into it.
Astronomers recently completed the first test run of the nearly-complete Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI)
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