8-30-11: It Keeps Growing and Growing…

August 30, 2011 at 8:05 am Leave a comment

This segment originally aired on April 4, 2010.

[audio http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wypr/local-wypr-984098.mp3]

Astronomers are absorbing fresh evidence, in the April 1 Astrophysical Journal, that there’s a force pushing the universe apart, that we have a better idea than ever how fast it’s pushing – and that an alternate theory just isn’t true.

It’s a space smack-down.

A team led by Professor Adam Riess of Johns Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore has upheld the theory of dark energy – which Riess basically discovered 13 years ago. Professor Riess joins Sheilah to talk about the latest data and what it actually means.

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