Mystery of Universe's Expansion Rate
NASA | GSFC | STScI | HubbleSite | 2022 May 19
Pursuit of the universe's expansion rate began in the 1920s with measurements by astronomers Edwin P. Hubble and Georges Lemaître. In 1998, this led to the discovery of "dark energy," a mysterious repulsive force accelerating the universe's expansion. In recent years, thanks to data from Hubble and other telescopes, astronomers found another twist: a discrepancy between the expansion rate as measured in the local universe compared to independent observations from right after the big bang, which predict a different expansion value.
The cause of this discrepancy remains a mystery. But Hubble data, encompassing a variety of cosmic objects that serve as distance markers, support the idea that something weird is going on, possibly involving brand new physics. ...
A Dazzling Hubble Collection of Supernova Host Galaxies
ESA Hubble Photo Release | 2022 May 19
A Comprehensive Measurement of the Local Value of the Hubble Constant with
1 km/s/Mpc Uncertainty from the Hubble Space Telescope and the SH0ES Team ~ Adam G. Riess et al
- arXiv > astro-ph > arXiv:2112.04510 > 08 Dec 2021 (v1), 10 Jan 2022 (v2)