Hubble Measurements Confirm Something Weird About How the Universe Is Expanding

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New results from the Hubble Space Telescope have deepened one of the biggest mysteries in astronomy.

Astronomers know that the Universe is expanding, and the expansion is accelerating. Sometimes you’ll hear news stories claim that the Universe is expanding “faster than we thought.” But that’s not quite what’s going on. The rate of the expansion, called the Hubble constant, is the subject of an important discrepancy: Its value changes based how scientists try to measure it. New results from the Hubble Space Telescope have now “raised the discrepancy beyond a plausible level of chance,” according to a paper set to be published in the Astrophysical Journal.

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https://gizmodo.com/hubble-measurements-confirm-theres-something-weird-abou-1834339830/amp
 

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Makes complete sense that expansion hasn't always been a constant value... but this is the part in the article that's counter intuitive:

"Basically—when scientists look farther away, the Universe seems to be expanding more slowly than when they look at the local Universe."

although one's intuition is very often not a basis for good science.
 
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