Archived Blog Post: March 10, 2006

Three cosmic enigmas, one audacious answer: "This energy is related to the star's size, and for a star as big as our universe the calculated vacuum energy inside its shell matches the value of dark energy seen in the universe today. 'It's like we are living inside a giant dark energy star,' Chapline says. There is, of course, no explanation yet for how a universe-sized star could come into being."