|Galaxy M101 is used as an example of Gauging The Speed at which the Universe Is expanding.|
Scientifically known as the Hubble Constant, it explains the rate of expansion of our universe; astronomers have spent decades trying to quantify its speed. Now, according to a set of new measurements –most accurate ever—scientists have discovered that the expansion of the universe is approximately 8 percent faster than previously predicted, contradicting all known scientific theories. According to scientists, the numbers do not fit into the measurements of the radiation left by the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago. Why is this important? Well, this discovery basically means that if the measurements are backed up in the future by more studies, it could lead to all of the known laws of cosmology being COMPLETLY rewritten.