Friday, 18 February 2011

Dark Meta

Observations of visible matter, the only kind we can see directly, suggest that most of the universe is, in fact, composed of dark matter. This conclusion comes mainly from the belief that something unseen (dark matter) is tugging on visible matter, making it do things the laws of motion say it should not do. All visible bodies, therefore, seem to be careening about in a dense cloud of unseen, unknown masses. These might be dark, Jupiter-sized objects, black holes, and/or some exotic forms of matter. We must choose between the reality of dark matter or admit that something is awry with our laws of gravitation and motion when they are applied on a cosmological scale.
The dark matter surrounding a galaxy will, according to the Theory of Relativity, act as a gravitational lens that will deflect light rays passing near it. This dark matter, acting like a telescope, should increase the number of quasars counted in the sky near galactic clusters. Such larger quasar counts are indeed observed, but these increases are much larger than expected. The implication is that there is much more dark matter in the universe than previously thought. (Ron Cowen, "Quasar Count Poses Dark-Matter Puzzle" Science News, 143:397, 1993.)


24 comments:

  1. yeah dude you make a point there

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  2. i know you can't see this, but Im hugging this blog

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  3. Thats a disturbing thought if you think about it. What if this dark matter was visible to the human eye? What would we see? Terror? Probably.

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  4. im off to bed now... creepy!!

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  5. That movie made no sense whatsoever.

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  6. Maybe our fears are made of dark matter? Interesting stuff.. and scary.

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  7. i crapped in my pants out of the creepiness of the scene

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  8. there are so many theories on life out there that we just dont know. I have my beliefs but there are people who don't and actually look for something to believe in and that overwhelms them.

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  9. haha whoa. those are creepy. nice post.

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  10. this here just blows my mind

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  11. Interesting theory, always found dark matter interesting

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  12. Scene - freaky.

    Black matter - minds implode just by thinking about it.

    Unrelated Randomness

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  13. wtf was that.. I have very little inclination as to what transpired in that scene..

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  14. i already downloaded lost highway, but never had a change to see it!! man..i need to give it some time

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  15. haha, yes this scene is really creepy

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