# Why Cosmologists Believe the Universe is Accelerating

@article{Turner1999WhyCB, title={Why Cosmologists Believe the Universe is Accelerating}, author={Michael S. Turner}, journal={arXiv: Astrophysics}, year={1999} }

Theoretical cosmologists were quick to be convinced by the evidence presented in 1998 for the accelerating Universe. I explain how this remarkable discovery was the missing piece in the grand cosmological puzzle. When found, it fit perfectly. For cosmologists, this added extra weight to the strong evidence of the SN Ia measurements themselves, making the result all the more believable.

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