Hello, I am a general physicist, pursuing it for fun. I work in solar, and the other day while driving up to Sacramento I had a interesting train of thought. From the data we have collected, one interpretation could be that on average, the universe is expanding in every direction at an accelerating rate. Here the assumption needed for this thought experiment: Dark Energy pulls the planets, molecules, atoms and nuclei apart, that is, we assume Dark Energy will pull things apart down to the scale of protons and neutrons. If Dark Energy prevails at this scale, than we have some strange circumstances. The Dark Energy will begin pulling the Hadrons apart. As some of us may know, when quarks are seperated, the energy in the gluonic field can pass a threshold and manifest another quark anti quark pair (quark babies). Then if we hold conservation of energy true, that is, we think of the universe as a closed system, than this Dark Energy must be conserved. That would make the strong force a mechanism for conversion mechanism for turning Dark Energy into mass/gravity via these quark fountains would create. What do you think about this?