• Question: Could the orbit pattern in solar sytems cause the expansion of the universe?

    Asked by Nikesh to Elie, Floris, Jenn on 17 Mar 2016.
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      Jenn Wadsworth answered on 17 Mar 2016:

      As far as we know, orbits of solar systems don’t affect the expansion of the universe. Physicists think something called dark energy, which makes up most of the universe, is causing the expansion and acceleration of the universe! Sadly no one really knows much about dark energy yet, it’s the mystery of our generation!