In this encore episode and Day 1 of our space-themed week, we explore dark energy.
This mysterious energy makes up almost 70% of our universe and is believed to be the reason the universe is expanding. Yet very, very little is known about it. To figure out what we do know — and what it could tell us about the fate of the universe — we talked to astrophysicist Sarafina Nance. She studies cosmology, a field that looks at the origin and development of the universe.
Read more about dark energy on NASA’s website.
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This episode was produced by Rebecca Ramirez, edited by Geoff Brumfiel and fact-checked by Emily Vaughn.
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