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They discovered a cosmic glitch. It will help solve the mystery of the universe

Scientists have discovered what they call a cosmic glitch. Although this seems unusual, it may help explain the behavior of the universe.

Have they discovered the secret of the universe?

A team of scientists, including physicists from the University of Waterloo and the University of British Columbia in Canada, has published a new paper in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. Scientists have discovered what they call a cosmic glitch. In their opinion, it can help discover the secrets of the universe.

Einstein's model of gravity was essential for everything from theorizing the Big Bang to photographing black holes. But when we try to understand gravity on the cosmic scale, on the scale of galaxy clusters and beyond, we encounter apparent inconsistencies with the predictions of general relativity.

said lead author and mathematical physics graduate student Robin Wen.

What exactly is this about? It turns out that gravity doesn't always perfectly match Einstein's theory of general relativity. According to physicists, it becomes about 1 percent. weaker when we are dealing with distances of billions of light years. It was this inconsistency that they termed a cosmic glitch.

On this basis, they developed a model that takes into account their discovery and modifies Einstein's theory. Robin Wen himself called it a footnote to general relativity. This modification is intended to allow for a better understanding of a problem that physicists have been pondering over for many years. Specifically, it is about the phenomenon of the expansion of the universe.

Nearly a century ago, astronomers discovered that our universe was expanding. The further away galaxies are, the faster they move, so much so that they appear to be moving at close to the speed of light, the maximum allowed by Einstein's theory.

– explained the co-author of the work, professor of astrophysics Niayesh Afshordi.

Their discovery suggests that on such a huge scale, general relativity may not be sufficient. At the same time, scientists emphasize that their discovery is just the beginning and requires further research. However, this may be the first clue that will help solve the cosmic mystery.

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