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Oct21-11, 03:04 PM
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Quote Quote by gregtomko View Post
That was what I am saying. The photons released from the stars have a net affect of pushing against the other particles in the universe. The stars are all pushing against each other, and also against whatever other matter is around them. When the photon from one star hits another particle in another star, that is energy which helps to create more distance between them. The expansion of space is the particles pushing against each other, with the bonding energy released by nuclear fusion.
As far as I'm aware there is no evidence to support this conjecture. LOTS of smart physicists have spent a lot of time trying to figure out what dark energy is and I don't find it believable that they have overlooked such a straightforward explanation.