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“Dark Energy”

Apr 23, 2015 11:40 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Hubble’s scientific bounty has benefited a wide range of astronomical and astrophysical fields, including the study of planets, moons and small icy bodies in the outer solar system and the cosmological history of the universe. Here’s a look at a few of Hubble’s greatest hits.
Mar 26, 2015 04:04 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
New research reveals just how invisible this stuff is, even to itself.
Feb 4, 2015 06:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Tonight at 7 p.m., live via Discovery News, we're streaming special public lecture by cosmologist Kendrick Smith, of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, in Ontario, Canada.
Jun 18, 2014 05:15 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com
Scientists studying more than 140,000 extremely bright galaxies have calculated the expansion of the universe with unprecedented accuracy.
Jun 17, 2014 06:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A space station particle detector is closing in on a comic ray mystery.
Mar 31, 2014 12:24 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
The mysterious dark energy that's driving the universe's accelerated expansion may have its roots in the background 'vacuum energy' that pervades all of the cosmos.
Oct 30, 2013 04:30 PM ET // Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
A new experiment buried deep underground has proven itself to be the most sensitive dark-matter detector ever built -- but the first results from the high-tech instrument have turned up empty in its search for elusive dark matter.
Oct 4, 2011 03:53 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A trio of relatively young astronomers won the prestigious Nobel Prize for Physics today, not for solving a problem, but for making an observation: our universe is expanding faster now than it did in the past.
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