2016: The year of the missing dark matter
For years researchers have tried to detect dark matter and failed and this past year was no exception. Dark matter is made of elusive particles that supposedly make up approximately 27% of all matter and over five times the amount of normal matter in the known universe. The concept of dark matter came about almost fifty years ago when astronomers discovered that the stars and gas in the galaxies they observed all rotated around their galactic centers at […]
This gizmag article is succinct in its description of a new model of dark matter published by scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The LLNL is a United States research facility primarily known for its projects involving nuclear weapons, national security, super-computing and high energy physics. This “stealth dark matter” model proposes that dark matter is currently invisible in our cold universe because it has condensed into giant electrically-neutral super-particles held together under an unknown fundamental force of interaction. But under the extremely high […]
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