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I am an amateur and I am looking for help in answering the following question concretely - with numbers.

Time passes more slowly in a gravity well. This we know.

Regarding the expansion of the universe, and the increasing rate of expansion. If time passes more quickly outside the influence of gravity, then can't we quantify the expansion of the universe as a function of the time difference between galactic (and galactic cluster) gravity wells and time outside of those well - i.e. the empty voids of space.

Stated another way, for every tick of the universal clock space expands. If the clock ticks faster in the voids between the galaxies, then space expands faster in those voids - pushing the galaxies farther apart and creating the foam like stucture of the universe. AND as those voids increase in size the cumulative effect of the differing expansion rates increases - thus creating an acceleration of cosmic expansion - which has been observed.

Would this not account for the "dark energy" issue? I don't have advance mathematical training and I don't even know the volumes and formulas that would be involved. Can you help me explore this question?

The difference would be very small, but a very small difference of a vast distance and vast timespan may just account for "dark energy".

Thank you,

Anthony Okrongly

aokrongly@yahoo.com

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# Relativity and the Dark Energy question

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