The cosmological constant has plagued physicists for more than a century
Every 9 hours, it suddenly gets brighter
And the source could be surprisingly close...
"This is the big breakthrough that the field has been waiting for"
It took place less than a billion years after the Big Bang
But there are probably countless others just in the narrow patch of sky that the researchers were looking at
It is the result of combining supercomputer simulations with Chandra data
Scientists have found what looks like an exceedingly small galaxy in the orbit around our own Milky Way Galaxy
This could actually treat future Earthlings to "a spectacular display of cosmic fireworks"