I have a question… by Michael Gfroerer

So it seems that cosmologists, physicists and mathematicians are upset and confused: ‘dark matter’ and ‘dark energy’ are unpredictable. In addition, Einstein’s theory on gravity is now seen as insufficient. It seems that God has thrown a curve-ball; just when scientists thought they had it all figured out, dark matter and dark energy cannot be pinned down.

It’s astounding that scientists have figured out that the universe is 13 billion-plus years old, as well as the speed at which the universe expanded seconds after the big bang. But the universe is not cooperating in some ways: scientists thought it’s expansion should be slowing down, but it’s accelerating!

Has astrophysics hit the Dark Ages?