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Gravity decreases with distance. Could the repulsive force of dark energy increase with distance, causing the universe’s expansion to accelerate?

Jim Hartsell, Sunnyvale, California
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Chandra X-ray image of dark energy. NASA/CXC/SAO/A.Vikhlinin et al.

Life as we know it would be impossible if a force actually increased with distance. However, it could be that there exists a new force that decreases with distance, but does so at a rate slower than that of gravity.

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