Cosmic glitch challenges Einstein's theory of general relativity

Livescience.com May 15, 2024, 03:00 PM UTC

Summary: A cosmic glitch in gravity, proposed by researchers, suggests a 1% weakening of gravity on cosmic scales compared to galactic/solar-system scales. This discrepancy challenges Einstein's theory of general relativity and could lead to new understandings of quantum gravity, the Big Bang, and black holes. The glitch's existence may be confirmed by next-generation galaxy surveys, potentially reshaping our understanding of the universe.

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