"Cosmos Controversy: The Universe Is Expanding, but How Fast?", by Dennis Overbye, The New York Times
A small discrepancy in the value of a long-sought number has fostered a debate about just how well we know the cosmos. "If it is real, we will learn new physics," said Wendy Freedman
, who has spent most of her career charting the size and growth of the universe. Michael Turner
said, "If the discrepancy is real, this could be a disruption of the current highly successful standard model of cosmology and just what the younger generation wants - a chance for big discoveries, new insights and breakthroughs."