The search for dark matter and dark energy: Patricia Burchat on TED.com

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Physicist Patricia Burchat sheds light on two basic ingredients of our universe: dark matter and dark energy. Comprising 96% of the universe between them, they can’t be directly measured, but their influence is immense. (Recorded February 2008 in Monterey, California. Duration: 16:09)

Watch Patricia Burchat’s 2008 talk on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 275+ TEDTalks — including many more talks on physics.

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Comments (3)

  • Jeff Wiles commented on Aug 23 2009

    So I guess since the Earth and Sun are moving apart, that at some point we need to correct our calendar…

  • Diego Cordoba commented on Sep 1 2008

    I don’t think that space is growing, i think the shape of space is changing instead.

  • Felipe Contreras commented on Aug 27 2008

    The link “Watch Patricia Burchat’s 2008 talk on TED.com” is wrong =/