Over Two Thirds of the Universe May Not Exist

Ah, those tricky theoretical physics science guys. Seems like maybe someone pulled a fast one a long time ago:

According to the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (Lambda-CDM) model, which is the current accepted standard for how the universe began and evolved, the ordinary matter we encounter every day only makes up around five percent of the universe’s density, with dark matter comprising 27 percent, and the remaining 68 percent made up of dark energy, a so-far theoretical force driving the expansion of the universe. But a new study has questioned whether dark energy exists at all, citing computer simulations that found that by accounting for the changing structure of the cosmos, the gap in the theory, which dark energy was proposed to fill, vanishes.

What does this mean to us? Not a darn thing as long as the only dark matter that matters continues to exist: my morning coffee.

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