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The assumption upon which the existence of dark energy is based may be wrong.


New observations and analysis made by a team of astronomers at Yonsei University (Seoul, South Korea), together with their collaborators at Lyon University and Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, show, however, that the key assumption leading to the existence of dark energy is most likely in error.

What makes this especially interesting is that the discovery of dark energy from supernova cosmology led to the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics. It has been claimed that dark energy constitutes three-fourths of the universe.