A team has made another shocking revelation on the rate the cosmos is expanding. They have found significant inconsistency in the reports of the machine that may need a more advanced technology to understand.
Measuring The Vastness Of Space
A team of astronomers analyzed the light of almost six dozen stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud. As the stars “twinkle”, they are able to estimate interstellar lengths of the stars from one another.
A new method was used to effectively analyze the stars in a shorter amount of time. The previous way of observing one star takes at least 90 minutes. But with the DASH method, dozens of stars are photographed. With the spaces calculated, they will be able to get the value that determines the speed with which the universe is expanding. They call it Hubble constant.
Revealing A More Precise Result
Another project made by the partnership of the US and Europe was used by the new group to come up with a more precise quantification. The team was able to come up with extensive analysis but it greatly deviates from the forecasted number obtained using Planck’s observations after the Big Bang.
They explained that the findings represent the current speed of growth of the cosmos. And it does not disagree with the previously known value. Rather, it shows the difference in how the universe is supposed to be expanding versus what is currently happening. They believe that a bridge is missing between the two ages that will connect and explain the discrepancy.
Even though the team was not able to answer why the deviation exists, they vowed to bring the variability down to 1%. Their most recent study shows the uncertainty of 1.9% which is a huge jump from the 10% reported in 2001.