From dark energy and string theory to the end of the Universe, these are the unanswered cosmic conundra that are still baffling scientists.

oFrom dark energy and string theory to the end of the Universe, these are the unanswered cosmic conundra that are still baffling scientists.

"The two largest pieces of the Universe that we know the least about, yet nothing less than the ultimate fate of the Universe will be determined by them."

Dark matter and dark energy have always freaked me out/interested me ever since watching Discovery Channel specials about them.

The second largest component of the universe is dark matter. The truth is, we understand little of what it is, and more of what it is not.

Here& a calendar of astronomical events for sky watchers, many of which can been seen with the naked eye.

What Does Dark Energy Mean for the Fate of the Universe? | DiscoverMagazine.com

What Does Dark Energy Mean for the Fate of the Universe? A mysterious dark energy dating back to the dawn of the universe could be poised to rip it apart.

THE UNIVERSE CONSISTS OF  5 %VISIBLE MATTER  25% DARK MATTER  70% DARK ENERGY

The universe consists of visible matter (the stuff we see) dark matter (matter that fills the space in our universe that we can't see at all) dark energy (which is stronger than gravity and causes the universe to expand)

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Dark Matter and Dark Energy -- what if the construction of the universe reflected the construction of consciousness. What if we thought we were special enough for that to be true.

Dark energy survey offers new view of dark matter halos #physics  https://phys.org/news/2017-12-dark-energy-survey-view-halos.html?utm_content=bufferc7ec5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Dark energy survey offers new view of dark matter halos, physicists report

Dark energy - Wikipedia

Dark energy - Wikipedia

Cosmos speed-check probes dark energy

Cosmos speed-check for dark energy

The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey helping us understand Dark Energy.

42 Facts About Space, A Homage to Douglas Adams. - Album on Imgur

42 Facts About Space, A Homage to Douglas Adams - "In physical cosmology and astronomy, dark energy is an unknown form of energy which is hypothesized to permeate all of space, tending to accelerate the expansion of the universe.

Dark Matter and Dark Energy: The Mystery Explained (Infographic)

Astronomers have discovered a massive galaxy made almost entirely of dark matter. Called Dragonfly the galaxy is basically percent dark matter.

Largest ever map of the universe points to mysterious ‘dark energy’ | Science | The Guardian

Largest ever map of the universe points to mysterious ‘dark energy’

A team of more than 100 scientists, including members of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have developed the world’s largest, three-dimensional map of distant galaxies.

The collision of two stars has "demolished" current explanations of dark energy

The collision of two stars has "demolished" current explanations of dark energy

The two largest pieces of the Universe that we know the least about, yet nothing less than the ultimate fate of the Universe will be determined by them. (Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)

Dark Energy & Dark Matter The two largest pieces of the Universe that we know the least about, yet nothing less than the ultimate fate of the Universe will be determined by them. (Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss) The Universe in a Jelly Bean Jar

The galaxy cluster Abell 1689 is famous for the way it bends light in a phenomenon called gravitational lensing. A new study of the cluster is revealing secrets about how dark energy shapes the universe. Full story.

What is Dark Energy? The galaxy cluster Abell 1689 is famous for the way it bends light in a phenomenon called gravitational lensing. A new study of the cluster is revealing secrets about how dark energy shapes the universe.

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