This is a ground-based telescope's view of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way. The inset image, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, reveals one of many star clusters scattered throughout the dwarf galaxy. Credit: NASA, ESA, Adam Riess, and Palomar Digitized Sky Survey
Universe expanding faster than previously expected - interesting science news

The Universe keeps on throwing curve balls. New measurements from the Hubble Space Telescope have indicated than the universe is expanding 9% faster than previous thought based on its trajectory after the Big Bang.

Scientists analyzed light from 70 stars coming from our neighboring galaxies and used this information to further strengthen the cosmic distance ladder which is used to determine distances in the space. This helped in calculating the Hubble constant which is the value of hoe fast the cosmos is expanding over time. And this shows that the Universe is expanding much faster.

These new measurements indicate that now we need new physics to better understand the cosmos.

Read the full story: John Hopkins University
Scientific publication: The Astrophysical Journal


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