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Is "Dark Energy" a pervasive force that keeps objects in space apart? If so I suspect it makes Newtons laws of motion a bit off.


Replies:
"Dark energy" so far is still conjecture. There is just something going on in the Cosmos that is not understood in terms of current cosmological models. It does not affect Newton's Laws anymore than relativity does, or quantum mechanics.

Newton's Laws apply to objects of sufficient size (so that quantum mechanics is not necessary) and traveling sufficiently slowly with respect to the speed of light (so that relativity is not needed).

Within their domain of applicability, they work quite well.

Vince Calder



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