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Homework Takeaway #2: Weak Force Expansion & Limited Elasticity

Another good point brought up in Brian Greene’s “The Elegant Universe.” After overturning Newtonian physics, Einstein ran into a situation that suggested the universe might be expanding. This was, according to Greene, too much for the genius to handle; he came up with some kind of way of negating the reality as he knew it.

Some years later, Edward Hubble was able to demonstrate that the universe was indeed expanding.

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