Dark energy's existence probability stands at around 99%, study says

09/12/2012 | Discovery

A two-year study in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society showed that the probability of the existence of dark energy, which scientists believe plays a role in the acceleration of the universe's expansion, stands at 99.996%. Researchers found that dark energy is responsible for the hotter areas of the cosmic microwave background maps after reassessing arguments raised against the detection of the Integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect, an evidence for the energy's existence.

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