Dark energy enigma just won't go away

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By Stephen Battersby A BIG crunch, a big rip or a long, slow drift into darkness. One of these dramatic fates awaits our universe. To know which one, we need to unravel the nature of dark energy, the mysterious force that is causing the expansion of the universe to accelerate. “Cosmic acceleration is the biggest mystery in all of science,” says cosmologist Michael Turner of the University of Chicago. This month, at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Washington DC,