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Deformed Galaxies Confirm Universe's Acceleration

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posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 12:48 AM
It is always great to read about new research ( and old ) about the galaxy.

Just like the article right here that talks about driving the galaxies away from each other at an higher acceleration rate.

An exhaustive study of nearly half a million deformed galaxies observed by the Hubble Space Telescope has revealed definitive proof of the acceleration of our universe's expansion.

A team of astronomers took a close look at more than 446,000 galaxies observed by Hubble in 557 overlapping photographs — making it the largest survey ever performed by the iconic space telescope. The observations, taken from Hubble's COSMOS study, are the latest confirmation of what scientists have long thought, that a mysterious force called dark energy is driving the universe to not just expand, but to expand at an ever-faster pace.

This image shows a smoothed reconstruction of the total (mostly dark) matter distribution in the COSMOS field, created from data taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based telescopes. It was inferred from the weak gravitational lensing distortions that are imprinted onto the shapes of background galaxies. Credit: NASA, ESA, P. Simon (University of Bonn) and T. Schrabback (Leiden Observatory)

I wonder where this how this research can be combined with the latest discovery of galaxy clusters getting pulled in the same direction. contradicting what is in the article above.

There is a thread about right here. and here

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