The problem is that space should be expanding at an accelerating rate, but we observe that it isn't - so something weird ("X") must be sucking it together. Let X be "Dark Energy".
NASA are launching a set of probes to get to the bottom of the issue. Or maybe just to expose the next misleading layer. There's nothing a British blogger working his way through a Chinese takeaway can contribute to the debate - but boy am I glad that the American government is far-sighted enough to spend a few million taxpayers' dollar on such a worthwhile endeavour.
Like Josh says of America in "The West Wing" :-
"Everyone hates us ... We're the most dominant nation on earth. But too often the face of our economic superiority is a corporate imperialism, our technological dominance shown by Smart bombs and Predator drones. We could do something else. Something generous and uplifting for all humankind."Thank you America.