science alert"The Hubble tension between the early and late Universe may be the most exciting development in cosmology in decades," said astrophysicist Adam Riess of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) and Johns Hopkins University.
"This mismatch has been growing and has now reached a point that is really impossible to dismiss as a fluke. This disparity could not plausibly occur by chance."
Which means that there's something out there that we've missed. As a study last year deriving the Hubble Constant using black holes proposed, the acceleration could be the result of an increase in the density of dark energy.
This mysterious form of energy is thought to constitute around 70 percent of the matter-energy density of the Universe, and is the current most accepted explanation for the acceleration of the Universe's growth.
So yet again scienceers have been proven to be touting theories as fact all this time. I have always believed that time dilation could be the missing key between the two major schools of thought on the age of the universe. Science and religion just got a bit closer.