The latest data from the space agency NASA confirm that the universe is spreading much faster than previously thought.
The Hubble Space Telescope has shown that the universe is about nine percent faster than astronomers have assumed, based on their calculations for the space movement that began shortly after the Great Explosion.
This mismatched growth has now reached a point that can not be ruled out as a coincidence. That's not what we expected, said Adam Rice, Nobel Prize winner and prominent professor of physics and astronomy at Johns Hopkins University.
The speed of expansion of the universe, known as the Hubble constant, is a central part of the physics and understanding of the universe. The new research confirms that detailed work is needed to explain the growth of the universe.
Rice points out that it is now clear that the speed of expansion was not in line with what they expected.
One is measuring how fast the universe is spreading today, and another is a prediction based on physics from previous measurements, Rice pointed out.
He did not explain why there is an accelerated expansion of the universe.