Most of us know the universe is potentially infinite. However, a new research study has claimed that nearly 68% of the universe may not even exist. The research was conducted using an advanced simulation technique at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. As per the findings of the study, it is dark energy that is actually accumulating large parts of the space. The researchers based their theory on the accelerated expansion of the universe and through simulation they found that there’s a way to explain the expansion without factoring the presence of dark energy.
Speaking on the development, co-author Dr László Dobos of Eötvös Loránd University said, “Einstein’s equations of general relativity that describe the expansion of the universe are so complex mathematically, that for a hundred years no solutions accounting for the effect of cosmic structures have been found.” “We know from very precise supernova observations that the universe is accelerating, but at the same time we rely on coarse approximations to Einstein’s equations which may introduce serious side-effects, such as the need for dark energy, in the models designed to fit the observational data.”