Time Itself May Be Slowing Down


For a decade, scientists have puzzled over a surprising phenomenon: Supernovae stars viewed at extreme distances seem to be moving away from us faster than those nearby. Most researchers have assumed that the stars have somehow accelerated – or that, more precisely, the rate of the expansion of the post-Big Bang universe itself has accelerated over time. But hold on just a minute. A group of scientists from the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, and Spain’s University of Salamanca have offered a different idea. Maybe it’s the passage of time itself that’s slowing down, they say. The distant galaxies only look like they’re accelerating because our deep-space telescopes are essentially looking back in time to see them, to when time was going faster.

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One Response to Time Itself May Be Slowing Down

  1. HA! That is, indeed, a very interesting idea!

    But then why does the time slow down? I mean, for acceleration there seems to be a yet doubtful but somehow still believable explanation (the dark energy). Is there, then, some sort of “dark time”? Or, rather, “bright time” since we’re slowing down, not accelerating.

    Very interesting idea!

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