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February 20, 2004 12:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-12

New Clues About the Nature of Dark Energy: Einstein May Have Been Right After All


Video: Continued Consistent Expansion

Artist's Concept Running Time: 3 seconds

This theoretical animation demonstrates that Dark Energy would prove Einstein's cosmological constant is real, the universe would continue to expand at a consistent rate.

Credit: Greg Bacon (STScI)

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