• The team measured the shapes of more than 2 million galaxies in its initial survey and then calculated how much dark energy must be present between them to cause any observed distortion.
  • Much of the analysis has revolved around mitigating the additional lensing effects caused by the Earth's atmosphere and imperfections in the survey camera itself. The researchers have only studied 0.4 percent of the night sky so far but have done so in unprecedented detail.
  • Researchers hope to expand their survey map to 30 times its current size over the next three years and, according to Prof. Bridle, "It's also possible, with the same data, to show that dark energy is not a good theory for explaining what's going on -- and in fact, general relativity itself is wrong."

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