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Why the Universe is expanding

Originally we thought the universe was still expanding because of the immense force of the big bang, however scientists have discovered that rather than the universe slowing down its expansion, the expansion of the universe is actually speeding up. Right now scientists believe that an unknown force named dark energy is responsible for the continual and accelerating expansion of the universe. Scientists have no idea what this energy is. They know that there is also a substance that they named dark matter which they think might have something to do with it. They know this substance exists because there are insanely dark patches in space that no light at all can get through. For all scientists

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