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Why is Dark matter causing an accelerated expansion of the universe?

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What you're probably thinking of is not called dark matter but in instead known as dark energy . At this time, scientists have no idea of what dark energy is, nor how it's causing the expansion rate of the universe to increase. Sorry I couldn't answer your question.

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