Saturday, March 31, 2012
New Study Proved That Einstein Was Correct In His View Of The Universe Expansion
Einstein has been proved correct in his view of how the universe is expanding, according to a scientific study released Friday.
The new test of Einstein’s view of the universe has proved him right with ‘’incredible accuracy’’ and is helping scientists to understand the mysterious acceleration of the universe.
A team of cosmologists have announced at the National Astronomy Meeting being held at the University of Manchester, the most accurate measurement-ever made from when the expansion of the universe began to accelerate.
It means that the phenomenon can be explained using just Einstein’s general theory of relativity and the cosmological constant, the simplest theoretical explanation for the acceleration of the universe.
The results will be used to understand what is causing the acceleration and why, and will shed new light on dark energy the name adopted for the fundamental agent driving the acceleration about which little is known.
The cosmologists from the University of Portsmouth and the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics have examined the period between five and six billion years ago when the universe was almost half its present age and made measurements of extraordinary accuracy within 1.7 per cent.