Mike Disney - Steven Weinberg - BBC Horizon TV - Morgan Freeman’s Through the Wormhole TV - Brian Greene TV - Neil Turok - Lawrence Krauss - Max Tegmark - The Universe TV - How the Universe Works TV - Neil deGrasse Tyson TV -
2,722. The whole thing is held together by entities which we don’t know exist at all and they have no real physical basis. (Universe & Dark Matter & Dark Energy & Cosmology & Astronomy) Professor Mike Disney
2,756. I am really not impressed with the amount of fine tuning there is, with the exception of this one – dark energy. (Universe & Cosmology & Dark Energy & Anthropic Principle & Laws of Science) Professor Steven Weinberg, interview Professor Richard Dawkins
2,802. There had to be some unknown and mysterious energy out there in the cosmos pushing everything apart, fighting against Gravity. What could this powerful energy be? Why had it never been seen before? What generates it, and where was it hiding? The theorist’ extraordinary conclusion was that this unknown energy came from the very vacuum of space. (Universe & Cosmology & Laws of Science & Gravity & Space & Dark Energy) Horizon: From Here to Infinity 1999
69,312. The gas was orbiting just as fast as the stars. Even the hydrogen gas was being manipulated by a mysterious force. It seemed that Dark Matter would have to exist as a huge all-pervading halo surrounding a galaxy and everything in it including us here on Earth. All the evidence pointed towards one slightly unsettling thing: Dark Matter is not made of atoms like us and everything we know. (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy & Dark Matter & Dark Energy) Horizon: Most of our Universe is Missing, BBC 2006
69,313. The amount of energy needed to cause the acceleration was hugely significant. Because energy is proportional to mass it accounted exactly for the missing 75% of the universe. (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy & Dark Matter & Dark Energy) ibid.
2,805. Finally none of the universe was missing. It was made of 4% atoms, the stuff we’re familiar with, 21% Dark Matter that no-one could find, and a whopping 75% made from brand-new whizzy Dark Energy that nobody could understand. Cosmology’s standard model was born. (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy & Dark Matter & Dark Energy) ibid.
2,808. A new generation of Cosmologists are questioning our basic understanding of the universe. They are beginning to wonder if there is a greater reality. Could it be that everything we think we know about our universe is wrong? (Universe & Cosmology & Reality & Dark Matter & Dark Energy) Horizon: Is Everything We Know About the Universe Wrong? 2010
2,809. Somewhere out in the universe there seems to be a disturbing force that we can’t explain. A force of astonishing power that appears to have bent trillions of stars to its will. Gripping not just galaxies but whole clusters of galaxies spanning billions of light years’ of space. And it’s dragging everything to a single point. This mysterious phenomenon is known as Dark Flow. And it shouldn’t be happening. (Universe & Cosmology & Dark Matter & Dark Energy) ibid.
2,810. For all its intricate mathematics the standard model has flaws. Built into it are a series of theories designed to explain observations that don’t make any sense. Theories that are incomplete and unproven. (Universe & Cosmology & Dark Matter & Theory & Mathematics & Dark Energy) ibid.
2,811. Big Bang theory says that the universe was created in an explosion. But an explosion would produce a universe that was lumpy and messy. With patches there were at vastly different temperatures from one area to another. The real universe is nothing like this. In all directions the temperature appears to be almost exactly the same. (Universe & Cosmology & Dark Matter & Theory & Mathematics & Big Bang & Dark Energy) ibid.
2,812. The explosion hasn’t stopped. The Big Bang is still banging. (Universe & Cosmology & Dark Matter & Big Bang & Dark Energy) ibid.
2,813. Guth thinks our universe is part of a bigger structure; we’re in a small piece of it. A bubble created by Inflation. It could mean that Dark Flow is evidence our universe is not alone. (Universe & Cosmology & Dark Matter & Big Bang & Multiverse & Dark Energy) ibid.
2,823. Dark matters outweighs it six to one. (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy & Dark Matter & Dark Energy) Horizon: How Big is the Universe? BBC 2012
2,828. Cosmologists don’t know what Dark Energy is, they only know what it does. When gravity pulls, Dark Energy pushes. (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy & Gravity & Dark Matter & Dark Energy) ibid.
2,829. Dark Matter is fighting a losing battle. (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy & Gravity & Dark Matter & Dark Energy) ibid.
2,830. The entire observable universe is saturated in Dark Energy. (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy & Gravity & Dark Matter & Dark Energy) ibid.
72,693. Dark Energy ... it makes up most of the universe. Horizon: Dancing in the Dark – The End of Physics, BBC 2015
86,756. The universe is falling apart. Something is forcing galaxies to rush away from each other at ever increasing speeds. Ever since this alarming discovery physicists have struggled to understand what might be causing it. So far they’ve come up with a name – they’ve called it Dark Energy. Horizon: The Mystery of Dark Energy, BBC 2016
72,020. A hundred years after Einstein’s biggest Einstein’s blunder, the Cosmological Constant is back … to account for its unexplained accelerating expansion. ibid.
2,963. Saul’s team had discovered a totally unexpected and unexplained repulsion between galaxies that is gradually blowing the universe apart: they called it Dark Energy ... It makes up nearly three quarters of the universe. Dark Energy rules the universe. (Universe & Dark Energy & Galaxy & Astronomy) Morgan Freeman’s Through the Wormhole s1e8: Beyond the Darkness
2,964. Dark Energy: an inexplicable force that is trying to push everything apart. How will this struggle end? (Universe & Dark Energy & Cosmology) ibid.
81,792. Eternal Inflation + Dark Energy + String Theory = We may live in a multiverse. (Multiverse & Universe & String Theory & Big Bang & Dark Energy) Professor Brian Greene, Beyond the Cosmos: Multiverse, National Geographic 2012
3,260. In our picture, there was a universe before the Big Bang, very much like our universe today: a low density of matter and some stuff called dark energy. If you postulate a universe like this, but the dark energy within is actually unstable, then the decay of this dark energy drives the two branes together. These two branes clash and then, having filled with radiation, separate and expand to form galaxies and stars.
Then the dark energy takes over again. It’s the energy of attraction between the two branes: It pulls them back together. You have bang followed by bang followed by bang. You have no beginning of time. It’s always been there. (Big Bang & Matter & Dark Energy & Universe & String Theory & M Theory) Neil Turok
3,386. Dark Energy is going to kill galaxies off. (Galaxy & Dark Energy) Professor Lawrence Krauss
2,856. We have no idea what Dark Energy is. Dark Energy is basically a fancy word for our ignorance of what makes up 75% of our universe. Professor Max Tegmark, MIT
69,303. Dark energy is the energy of the vacuum. The energy of nothing. Even nothingness has energy and it’s pushing the galaxies apart in a runaway universe ... So it looks like the end of everything. (Dark Energy & Nothingness) Professor Michio Kaku
69,304. Our universe is not slowing down as we once thought but is speeding up, is accelerating. It’s in a runaway mode. We now believe there is something called Dark Energy – the energy of nothing – that is pushing the galaxies apart and is destroying the universe. (Dark Energy & Nothing) Professor Michio Kaku
69,315. Dark Matter and Dark Energy combined make up 96% of the universe ... Dark Matter’s invisible presence appears to be everywhere. But Science has not directly proven Dark Matter particles exist. There are many theories but no answers. And observing something you can’t see isn’t easy. (Dark Matter & Dark Energy & Universe) The Universe s2e6: Dark Matter/Dark Energy, 2008
69,316. It’s estimated Dark Matter makes up 23% of the universe. While ordinary matter makes up only 4%. But what makes up the final 73% of the universe? Scientists have proposed that a new mysterious Dark Energy is dominating space, and its repulsive energy is driving the galaxies apart ... Scientists were shocked to realise that its growth wasn’t slowing down: it was speeding up. This implied a bleak future. (Dark Matter & Dark Matter & Universe) ibid.
69,314. Dark Energy was first observed in 1998 when measurements of far-away exploding stars were used to determine the distances of galaxies. Those galaxies were found to be further away than expected in a universe that’s slowing down with time. The astronomers therefore concluded that the universe is actually expanding more quickly with time, and Dark Energy may be the culprit. (Dark Energy & Universe) The Universe s3e10: Strangest Things, 2009
69,321. Dark Energy has the opposite effect of Dark Matter. Instead of binding galaxies together it pushes them apart. (Dark Matter & Dark Energy & Galaxy & Universe) How the Universe Works s1e3: Galaxies