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Universe expanding faster than predicted: Scientists

world Updated: Jun 04, 2016 07:08 IST

CAPE CANAVERAL: The universe is expanding faster than previously believed, a surprising discovery that could test part of Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, a pillar of cosmology that has withstood challenges for a century. The discovery that the universe is expanding 5% to 9% faster than predicted, announced in joint news releases by NASA and the European Space Agency, also stirs hypotheses about what fills the 95% of the cosmos that emits no light and no radiation, scientists said on Thursday.