Dark Energy Expansion in the Past - Question
Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:57 PM
My dumb logic says there must have been less dark energy in the past or the further you go back the slower things get, is that wrong? Was there some "hump" which once passed, would allow the expansion to speed up? Or has it always been expanding more rapidly than before? Is it possible dark energy is "leaking" into our space or being created now?
Also, have there been any studies to determine if there is a correlation between the variations in the CMB and Dark Energy?
Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:00 PM
http://fire.biol.wwu...c_Evolution.pdf (page 27)
Regarding your final question, browse http://kipac.stanfor...dbits2010/actsz
Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:41 PM
Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:05 PM
Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:42 PM
One of those articles seems to indicate there was no dark energy right after inflation, but there was lots of dark matter, that seems rather weird. I wonder if the clumping/collapse of hydrogen and other elements somehow spawned the dark energy.
I love the fact that we don't know much about it.