This is a question relating to the current observation, and what exactly they mean. According to Lorentz Contraction, it's impossible to tell which way we're headed, because increased velocities should result in shorter distances. We theorize exactly the opposite, at an accelerated rate. Is Lorentz wrong? According to Einstein, increased velocities should result in higher mass. According to recent results of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/081216-chandra-dark-energy.html, we've observed decreasing mass in distant galaxies over time. If we're accelerating, shouldn't the galaxies be increasing in mass? Is Einstein wrong? Does mass decrease with acceleration? And yes, I understand the general thought process that energy density is thinning the galaxies with expansion. But, how do we know the difference between mass gain and energy thinning out? I understand the Red Shift, but i don't understand why the laws of physics seem to side step the Big Bang Theory. I also don't understand how a theory gets invoked without observational proof (meaning Dark Energy of course), especially when that theory seems to contradict the laws of physics. Dark energy seems to be more of a theory based on excess data, rather than scientific evidence. Yes, we do appear to be expanding, and yes we do appear to be accelerating if you want to look at it that way. According to what we understand in physics though, the opposite could be true as well I think. Not speculating, just asking the question. Anyone have a good answer to the duality of the problem? Am I missing something here? I definitely want to say, I am not speculating anything. I am simply following the laws of physics, and I am confused by the accepted theory.