Illuminating the Dark Universe

@article{Seife2003IlluminatingTD,
  title={Illuminating the Dark Universe},
  author={Charles Seife},
  journal={Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={302},
  pages={2038 - 2039}
}
  • C. Seife
  • Published 19 December 2003
  • Physics
  • Science
Portraits of the earliest universe and the lacy pattern of galaxies in today9s sky confirm that the universe is made up largely of mysterious dark energy and dark matter. They also give the universe a firm age and a precise speed of expansion. The online version of the Breakthrough of the Year section contains references and links not found in the print edition (see www.sciencemag.org/content/vol302/issue5653/#special). 
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