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Title: Quest For Dark Energy May Fade To Black
Date: 01/03/2011
Publication: The New York Times
Editor: Dennis Overbye
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An ambitious $1.6 billion spacecraft that would investigate the mysterious force that is apparently accelerating the expansion of the universe and search out planets around other stars, to boot might have to be postponed for a decade, NASA says, because of cost overruns and mismanagement on a separate project, the James Webb Space Telescope. The news has dismayed many American astronomers, who worry they will wind up playing second fiddle to their European counterparts in what they say is the deepest mystery in the universe. Read More