“The Phantom Universe” –There’s a New ‘Unknown’ Messing with the Cosmos

  There’s a crisis brewing in the cosmos. Measurements over the past few years of the distances and velocities of faraway galaxies don’t agree with the increasingly controversial “standard model” of the cosmos that has prevailed for the past two decades. Astronomers think that a 9 percent discrepancy in the value of a long-sought number … Continue reading “The Phantom Universe” –There’s a New ‘Unknown’ Messing with the Cosmos