Dark energy sounds like a main premise for a dystopian science fiction movie. Actually, it’s a real thing, even though it’s one of the biggest mysteries in physics. The universe is composed of matter, radiation, and an additional component that doesn’t clump or cluster, appears the same everywhere, at all times, and in all directions. This component is called dark energy. While scientists know how it affects the universe, they have no idea what it really is. Forbes writes about the mystery behind the component and how it could destroy not just us, but the entire universe. Check the full piece here.
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