OUR UNEXPECTEDLY SMOOTH UNIVERSE MAY POINT TO NEW PHYSICS

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OUR UNEXPECTEDLY SMOOTH UNIVERSE MAY POINT TO NEW PHYSICS

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The latest data release from a survey of 31 million galaxies reveals that our universe is even smoother than we thought it was.

The universe is smoother than expected.

The latest data release from the Kilo-Degree Survey (KIDS) confirms earlier indications that the current distribution of gravitating matter is less clumpy than predicted by the standard model scientists use for cosmology.

Using the 268-megapixel OmegaCAM on the 2.6-meter Very Large Telescope’s Survey Telescope at Cerro Paranal in Chile, the European KIDS collaboration has studied 31 million remote galaxies in two large swaths of sky totaling 1,006 square degrees.

Intervening matter (both visible and dark) slightly bends the light from these galaxies via weak gravitational lensing, producing tiny distortions in their shapes (see Sky & Telescope’s September 2016 issue). Precise analysis of this cosmic shear reveals how the matter is distributed.

Read more: https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-n ... w-physics/
Frederick J. Barnett
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