‘Standard model’ of cosmology called into question by new measurements

New measurements have allowed scientists to alter the Hubble Constant and change our perception of the expanding universe.  (Image credit: Sophia Dagnello, NRAO/AUI/NSF)

Do scientists need to re-examine the basic model of the universe? 

Using new measurements of cosmic distances, astronomers have refined their calculation of the Hubble Constant, a number that describes how fast the universe is expanding at different distances from a specific point in space. 

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