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An ancient view of acceleration

The Universe is expanding ever faster — the effect of 'dark energy', most astronomers believe. Surveys of how galaxies were distributed in the past could provide precise clues to what is driving this acceleration.

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Figure 1: Clustering over cosmic time.

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Figure 2: Very large telescopes.

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Strauss, M. An ancient view of acceleration. Nature 451, 531–532 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/451531a

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