Albert Einstein ‘was right’ about cosmos

Albert Einstein has been proved correct in his view of how the universe is expanding, according to a scientific study released today.

The new test of Einstein’s view of the universe has proved him right with “incredible accuracy” and is helping scientists understand the acceleration of the universe.

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A team of cosmologists have announced at the National Astronomy Meeting being held at the University of Manchester, the most accurate measurement ever made from when the expansion of the universe began to accelerate.

It means that the phenomenon can be explained using just Einstein’s general theory of relativity and the cosmological constant – the simplest theoretical explanation for the acceleration of the universe.

The results will be used to understand what is causing the acceleration and why, and will shed new light on dark energy.