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+ - New study shows Universe still expanding on schedule 1

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The Bad Astronomer writes "A century ago, astronomers (including Edwin Hubble) discovered the Universe was expanding. Using the same methods — but this time with observations from an orbiting infrared space telescope — a new study confirms this expansion, and nails the rate with higher precision than done before. If you're curious, the expansion rate found was 74.3 +/- 2.1 kilometers per second per megaparsec — almost precisely in line with previous messureents."
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New study shows Universe still expanding on schedule

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  • by mcgrew (92797) *

    The news isn't that it's expanding as expected, the news is that they've measured the rate of expansion to a much higher degree of precision than previously.

    headline: The sun still rises every day
    news: We have determined the diameter of the sun to a millimeter.

If you can't understand it, it is intuitively obvious.

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