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Nearby Dark Matter Mysteriously Missing
SPACE.com ^ | 4/18/12 | Charles Q. Choi

Posted on 04/20/2012 5:27:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

A new study has found no trace of the mysterious substance known as dark matter around the sun, adding a twist to current theories, researchers say.

Dark matter is one of the greatest cosmic mysteries of our time — an invisible, intangible material thought to make up five-sixths of all matter in the universe. Scientists currently think it is composed of a new type of particle, one that interacts normally with gravity but only very weakly with all the other known forces of the universe. As such, dark matter is detectable only via the gravitational pull it generates.

Astronomers first proposed the existence of dark matter to explain why stars moved the way they did in the Milky Way. It was as if extra matter was present, exerting a gravitational pull that influenced the motions of the stars.

According to widely accepted theories, the neighborhood around the sun should be filled with dark matter, with billions of these particles rushing through us every second. However, the most accurate study yet of motions of stars in the Milky Way now has found no evidence for dark matter in a large volume around the sun.

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat; Science
KEYWORDS: darkmatter; missing; mysteriously; nearby
A series FRiday Night missing 'Dark Matter' mystery thread to ponder the age old question..

'Hey What's up with that?'

1 posted on 04/20/2012 5:27:21 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

ping


2 posted on 04/20/2012 5:29:11 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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if the best scientific minds we produce do not fathom whence goeth dark matter.. then.. it can only be ..

Soros or the UN is behind it. ;-)

Is that an axiom or a corollary, I forget. ;-]


3 posted on 04/20/2012 5:30:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Nope, it is because of climate change. ; )


4 posted on 04/20/2012 5:31:14 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: SunkenCiv

We used to sell ‘Dark Matter’ with brown paper wrapping at the Speedy Go.. ;-]


5 posted on 04/20/2012 5:31:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Does “dark matter” produce “Dark Shadows”??


6 posted on 04/20/2012 5:32:38 PM PDT by chs68
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To: NormsRevenge

It was over-taxed, and it moved elsewhere.


7 posted on 04/20/2012 5:36:16 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1186 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: chs68

not sure.. sad to see the passing of Barnabas Collins aka Jonathan Frid.. a link? who knows. lol


8 posted on 04/20/2012 5:37:53 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s either due to man made global warming (peer reviewed, of course) or it’s Bush’s fault.


9 posted on 04/20/2012 5:50:38 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: NormsRevenge

Dark matter near the sun? Do these “scientists” actually know what the sun is?


10 posted on 04/20/2012 5:51:37 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: NormsRevenge
It isn't really a mystery, or at least the correct mystery. Dark matter was always hypothetial entity created simply because the standard model of the cosmos didn't match the observed universe. It was a fudge factor. Now if it is proven that dark matter does not exist, then they are back to the real mystery of why the standard model does not fit the observed universe.

People sometimes put too much faith in a mathematical model that they ignore the real inuverse, but eventually, observed data must rule mathematical models. Are you watching, global warmists?

11 posted on 04/20/2012 6:04:09 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: NormsRevenge

who moved my dark matter?


12 posted on 04/20/2012 6:13:49 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (void where prohibited.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

it’s like the cosmic missing link that - lo! - is still missing!


13 posted on 04/20/2012 6:15:14 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (void where prohibited.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Nearby Dark Matter Mysteriously Missing

Dark matter? Hillary took that first thing, and stuffed it under her Nazi coat along with the silverware. The darker the matter better, as far as she's concerned.


14 posted on 04/20/2012 6:50:07 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I didn’t take it, honest!


15 posted on 04/20/2012 7:11:49 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: irishtenor

Somehow...nobama probably spent it.


16 posted on 04/20/2012 7:26:29 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: NormsRevenge
"exerting a gravitational pull that influenced the motions of the stars."

I thought the spiral of galaxies was from the black hole in the center of each, including our Milky Way.

17 posted on 04/20/2012 7:42:02 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: NormsRevenge

I have it. And I’m not giving it back,


18 posted on 04/20/2012 7:52:48 PM PDT by BigCinBigD
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19 posted on 04/20/2012 8:08:00 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: NormsRevenge

If it’s missing, how do they know that it was “nearby” to begin with? It was probably missing all along, or it never existed, or it’s a scientific myth.

But, I see where, if a theory doesn’t work out, then the scientists will work out a new theory to explain away their previous theories that don’t hold up. The type of science behind darm matter theory is not much different from “global warming” theory. If something doesn’t work or hold up, make up a new theory, and hope nobody notices.


20 posted on 04/20/2012 8:19:59 PM PDT by adorno
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To: Vince Ferrer
Dark Matter reminds me of Ptolemy's equant.

If you have to invent something to make the model match reality then your model is probably wrong.

21 posted on 04/20/2012 8:31:25 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (In most cases, revenge is not a good thing. In other cases, it's the only thing.)
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To: chs68

No, it produces the inexplicable crumbs you find under your couch cushions.


22 posted on 04/20/2012 8:52:44 PM PDT by factoryrat (e are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Uhoh- time for another patch on the Rube Goldberg theory of the universe that passes for science these days......


23 posted on 04/20/2012 9:41:32 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: NormsRevenge

That’s like saying the tooth fairy is mysteriously missing.


24 posted on 04/20/2012 11:56:25 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: Chgogal

George Zimmerman was stalking and pursued it, of course it disappeared.

But scientists should for anomolous hoodie shaped formations with rainbow of colors and they might rediscover the lost dark matter.


25 posted on 04/21/2012 1:55:30 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (A Bounty on Zimmerman, Can Be A Bounty On ANYONE. No NBPP Mob Justice!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

There is overwhelming observational evidence for dark matter. It doesn’t violate the Standard Model and it isn’t a fudge factor.


26 posted on 04/21/2012 2:17:32 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s all the years of incandescent light bulb use - it’s about destroyed the universe, The reason they turn black in spots when the “burn out” is that they finally reached their max of dark-sucking (they suck dark vs. emitting light). All that dark-sucking has depleted the natural universe of its dark matter and relegated it to dumps all over the country.


27 posted on 04/21/2012 3:16:40 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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