A faster Hubble constant?

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The uncertainty of science: New data from the Hubble Space Telescope suggests the universe’s expansion rate is 5%-9% faster than previously thought.

They say they have refined the expansion rate to a margin of error of only 2.4%, but forgive me if I remain skeptical. When it comes to cosmology, the uncertainties dominate, despite these claims.



  • Joe

    There is good reason to remain skeptical, looking at the Hubbel xdf image, realizing that it a really small part of the sky, not knowing where it ends, I think scientists are asking a lot for a person to believe in.

  • Wayne

    Somewhat tangential but very enlightening.

    “Brilliant Blunders” – Dr. Mario Livio
    Public Lecture-Perimeter Institute (June 1, 2016)

    “In this talk, astrophysicist Dr. Mario Livio explores and analyzes major errors committed by such luminaries as Charles Darwin, Linus Pauling, and Albert Einstein.”

    Not that the Dr. Adam Riess group finding is incorrect, just that we are lacking some fundamental knowledge & relationships. (I’ve read we are experiencing a Paradigm shift in Physics, just that we won’t recognize it fully until after it’s mannifested itself.)

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