The Universe is growing. Scientists have known as much for decades, but the rate at which it is getting bigger has been the topic of debate, with different measurements pointing to different rates of growth. Now, in an attempt at ruling out anomalies in the data, researchers have solidified their findings and published them in a new paper in Astrophysical Journal Letters.
The research effort, led by professor Adam Riess of The Johns Hopkins University, used data gathered by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to pin down the rate at which the Universe is ballooning. The team has come to the conclusion that the Universe is growing at a rate that’s approximately nine percent faster than previous estimates.