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Submission + - Dark Energy not necessary after all? (abc.net.au) 1

ttnuagmada writes: 'Dark energy', which researchers have spent years trying to fathom, isn't necessary to explain our universe after all, according to a new solution to Einstein's theory of general relativity. This challenges the notion that dark energy makes up 76% of our universe, as many cosmologists believe.
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Dark Energy not necessary after all?

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  • Well, one of the problems with applying Einstein's general theory to cosmological problems is that the textbook version really doesn't work very well in that context. Einstein's implementation of a general theory was devised around the assumption that it'd have to reduce to special relativity over small regions, and as a result, it tends to come with some additional baggage that doesn't really work in the context of modern cosmology.

    Einstein originally constructed his general theory around the assumption

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