New test by deepest galaxy map finds Einstein’s theory stands true - School of Science, the University of Tokyo
May 11, 2016

New test by deepest galaxy map finds Einstein’s theory stands true

 

Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe

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An international team led by Japanese researchers has made a 3D map of 3000 galaxies 13 billion light years from Earth, and found that Einstein’s general theory of relativity is still valid.

Image 1: A 3D map of the Universe spanning 12 to 14.5 billion light years (Credit: NAOJ; Partial data supplied by: CFHT, SDSS)

 

Since it was discovered in the late 1990s that the universe is expanding at an accelerated rate, scientists have been trying to explain why. The mysterious dark energy could be driving acceleration, or Einstein’s theory of general relativity, which says gravity warps space and time, could be breaking down.

Details of this study were published online on April 27 in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan.

 

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