NASA has admitted “something weird is going on” as they calibrate over forty so-called "milepost markers" of space and time that measure the expansion rate of the universe.
A new study analyzing 30 years of data from the Hubble Space Telescope is described as the most precise measure of the expansion so far.
Astronomers have found a twist: a discrepancy between the expansion rate as measured in the local universe compared to independent observations from right after the big bang
The cause of this discrepancy remains a mystery
But Hubble data, encompassing a variety of cosmic objects that serve as distance markers, support the idea that something weird is going on, possibly involving brand new physics.”
Riess leads a scientific collaboration investigating the universe's expansion rate called SH0ES, which stands for Supernova, H0, for the Equation of State of Dark Energy.
This is what the Hubble Space Telescope was built to do, using the best techniques we know to do it.
This is likely Hubble's magnum opus, because it would take another 30 years of Hubble's life to even double this sample size," Riess said.