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Researchers from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) announced on Wednesday that their project has measured the scale of the universe to an accuracy of one percent.
In 1998 scientists measuring the expansion of the Universe made a startling discovery: the Universe is accelerating. Previously, researchers believed that the expansion of the Universe would eventually slow under the influence of gravity.
Led by Berkeley Lab scientists, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s BOSS is bigger than all other spectroscopic surveys combined for measuring the universe's large-scale structure
Some six billion light years ago, almost halfway from now back to the big bang, the universe was undergoing an elemental change.
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III) announced the most accurate measurements yet of the distances to galaxies in the faraway universe, giving an unprecedented look at the time when the universe first began to expand at an ever-increasing rate.
The biggest 3-D map of the distant universe ever made, using light from 14,000 quasars â€“ supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies billions of light years away â€“ has been constructed by scientists with the third Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III).
BOSS, the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey, is the most ambitious attempt yet to map the expansion history of the Universe using the technique known as baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO).
Several ways have been proposed to examine dark energy, in hopes of finding out just what it is. One of them, â€œsupernovaeâ€ for short, certainly works: itâ€™s how dark energy was discovered in the first place.
A Unique Way to Measure Dark Energy With Galaxies and Quasars