A study did indicate that the RATE that Universe is exapnding MAY NOT be increasing. it did NOT indidicate ANYTHING about whther or not the Milky Way Galxy is expnding or not. That is COMPLETE and total misinterpretation of that particular STUDY, NOT EXPERIMENT..
"...In 1998, it was discovered that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, a finding that earned three astronomers the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2011, but new research from Oxford University has prompted a rethink of that widely accepted idea. By using a much larger dataset, the team found that the evidence for accelerated expansion doesn't meet the certainty standards required by physicists to declare a discovery.
Type Ia supernovae are often called "standard candles" by astronomers, due to the fact that their peak brightness is consistent and predictable. By measuring how bright that visible light is by the time it reaches Earth, scientists are able to accurately determine how far away the object is. Analyzing these supernovae is what led the researchers in the 1990s to the conclusion that the universe is expanding at an accelerated rate, due to the abundance of "dark" or "vacuum energy."..."
This is what ALWAYS happen, Someone MISINTERPRETS a something then TWISTS the logic and ultimately defames and insults the scientists who DID the study. This is what peer review is ALL ABOUT, but the defamers destroy their own credibility and believably.
"...Relax, the expansion of the universe is still accelerating
October 27, 2016 3.08pm EDT
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There’s been a whirlwind of commentary of late speculating that the acceleration of the expanding universe might not be real after all.
It follows the publication this month of a new look at supernovae in our universe, which the researchers say give only a “marginal detection” of the acceleration of the universe.
This seems to be a big deal, because the 2011 Nobel Prize was awarded to the leaders of two teams that used supernovae to discover that the expansion of the universe is speeding up.
But never have I seen such a storm in a teacup. The new analysis, published in Scientific Reports, barely changes the original result, but puts a different (and in my opinion misleading) spin on it.
So why does this new paper claim that the detection of acceleration is “marginal”?
Well, it is marginal if you only use a single data set. After all, most big discoveries are initially marginal. If they were more obvious, they would have been discovered sooner.
The evidence, so far
The supernova data alone could, at only a slight stretch, be consistent with a universe that neither accelerates nor decelerates. This has been known since the original discovery, and is not under dispute.
But if you also add one more piece of information - for example, that matter exists - then there’s nothing marginal about it. New physics is clearly required.
In fact, if the universe didn’t accelerate or decelerate at all, which is an old proposal revisited in this new paper, new physics would still be required.
These days the important point is that if you take all of the supernova data and throw it in the bin, we still have ample evidence that the universe’s expansion accelerates.
For example, in Australia we did a project called WiggleZ, which over five years made a survey of the positions of almost a quarter of a million galaxies...."