Astronomers don’t understand what is the source of half of the light in the universe


The world science has faced a new fundamental problem – an astronomical problem, which no one can solve yet. Analyzing the data from the New Horizons mission, scientists have come to the conclusion that there is too much light in the visible part of the Universe. More precisely, the sources they know cannot provide even half of the observed level of illumination in space.

The light paradox was discovered when the New Horizons mission spacecraft flew past Pluto five years ago and began moving through the Kuiper belt. At this distance from the Sun, its light is no longer dominant in the solar system, plus there is practically no reflection of this light from cosmic dust. And in this conditional darkness, scientists began to measure and analyze the level of light in the Universe with the help of instruments on board the apparatus without the interference that observers on Earth encounter.

It took a long time to measure everything and calculate the volumes of light coming from visible galaxies, stars and other objects, but it turned out to be too little. New Horizons instruments show that space is illuminated twice as brightly as it should be based on our knowledge. It turns out to be a paradox when the space inside galaxies filled with bright stars is illuminated in numerical terms in the same way as the intergalactic void between them. Astronomers honestly admit that they have no idea yet what could be the source of this. the world.

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