Dark Energy and Newton's Laws
Name: Sam C.
Is "Dark Energy" a pervasive force that keeps objects in
If so I suspect it makes Newtons laws of motion a bit off.
"Dark energy" so far is still conjecture. There is just something going on
in the Cosmos that is not understood in terms of current cosmological
models. It does not affect Newton's Laws anymore than relativity does, or
Newton's Laws apply to objects of sufficient size (so that quantum mechanics
is not necessary) and traveling sufficiently slowly with respect to the
speed of light (so that relativity is not needed).
Within their domain of applicability, they work quite well.
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