Astrophysicists awarded Nobel prize

Research suggests existence of ‘dark energy’

Three scientists whose research posits the existence of mysterious “dark energy” were awarded the Nobel prize for physics Tuesday. Working in two separate teams, Adam Riess, Brian Schmidt of the U.S. and Saul Perlmutter of Australia discovered that the expansion of the universe is accelerating. Their research suggests a force outside of matter, a dark energy, is acting to drive the acceleration.

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