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“Magnetic” dark matter may be accelerating the universe’s expansion

A new study suggests that dark matter could be accelerating the expansion of the universe if it exhibits some kind of magnetic force

The expansion of the universe is accelerating, but we’re not really sure why. The current best models give the driving force the placeholder name of “dark energy” – but that might not even exist. A new study has found that if dark matter had some unusual magnetic properties, it could explain the observed expansion.

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