Does the universe’s acceleration create the right conditions for life?

Written by Ilima Loomis | Published 03/09/2016 | Posted in


Scientists have known for several years now that stars, galaxies, and almost everything in the universe is moving away from us (and from everything else) at a faster and faster pace. Now, it turns out that the unknown forces behind the rate of this accelerating expansion—a mathematical value called the cosmological constant—may play a previously unexplored role in creating the right conditions for life.

Read the rest of my recent story for Science here.