A new model could not only provide evidence of a dynamic form of dark energy, but it could explain strange radiation signals from the early universe. A new model described in a paper featured on the arXiv preprint database suggests that evidence of one of the biggest mysteries of the universe, dark energy, could have already been discovered.
Scientists have long theorized that our universe is dominated by dark energy, a strange and mysterious entity that appears to be accelerating our universe. It’s a bit of a “cosmic conundrum” for scientists, as Space.com explains. It’s a conundrum because no one really understands what dark energy actually is. As a result, scientists have spent decades creating models to try to explain what it is and how it works.
According to this new research, though, we may have already discovered evidence of dark energy in the radiation energy emitted when the very first stars began to appear in our early universe. This new model states that strange radiation energy was created in the early universe when galaxies and stars began to form and coalesce.
This energy, according to the belief of many scientists is the first sign that dark energy exists in our universe. This radiation helped to evolve the universe from a thin gaseous fog that was hydrogen and helium. It then formed the galaxies, stars and continued evolving. Researchers have proposed that dark energy is the source of the energy that was seen to be moving in this part of the universe.
Previously scientists theorized that dark energy wasn’t a dynamic energy. This new model paints a completely different picture. A picture that, if ever proven correct, would mean we’ve already discovered evidence of dark energy, getting us one step closer to identifying one of the biggest mysteries of our universe.
Of course, there’s still the whole dark matter mystery, which scientists have previously come close to cracking, too.
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