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This annotated artist’s impression shows the Milky Way galaxy. The blue halo of material surrounding the galaxy indicates the expected distribution of the mysterious dark matter. New measurements based on the movements of stars show that the amount of dark matter in this region around the Sun is far smaller than predicted and have indicated that there is no significant dark matter at all in our neighbourhood. The blue sphere centred on the Sun’s position shows the approximate size of the newly surveyed volume, but not its precise shape. Credit: ESO/L. Calçada

1 posted on 04/18/2012 12:11:15 PM PDT by Red Badger
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Don’t look at me, I don’t have it.


2 posted on 04/18/2012 12:13:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Red Badger

The part of the picture they don’t understand is “God Matter”, or “Divine Consciousness”, commonly referred to as the “Holy Spirit.” It holds the universe together!


3 posted on 04/18/2012 12:14:39 PM PDT by tired&retired
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The answer is that we are allowed to see that which we do see and nothing else.


4 posted on 04/18/2012 12:16:03 PM PDT by muawiyah (ue)
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The answer is that we are allowed to see that which we do see and nothing else.


5 posted on 04/18/2012 12:16:28 PM PDT by muawiyah (ue)
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the Milky Way certainly rotates much faster than the visible matter alone can account for
A matter dark indeed.
7 posted on 04/18/2012 12:18:40 PM PDT by samtheman
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Waysis.


9 posted on 04/18/2012 12:20:18 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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Maybe dark matter is made up of all the ghosts that people claim to see. Do ghosts have mass?


10 posted on 04/18/2012 12:21:10 PM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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Maybe 'Mars' has all the dark matter...

13 posted on 04/18/2012 12:22:40 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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” But a new study by a team of astronomers in Chile has found that these theories just do not fit the observational facts. “

Well, in modern ‘science’, that’s not a setback — just adjust the theory to blame the ‘missing’ matter on the Evil Twins of Coal and SUVs, and the grant money will just come pouring in....


14 posted on 04/18/2012 12:22:48 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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Oh dang, we don’t know everything after all. We should turn the problem over to the UN-affiliated AGW researchers. I’m sure they’d come up with a whiz-bang computer simulation that would require taxing everyone to pay for a socialist world without dark matter by Big Brother’s Executive Order.


15 posted on 04/18/2012 12:23:00 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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Scientists are wrong nearly as much as journalists.


17 posted on 04/18/2012 12:23:34 PM PDT by taterjay
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Next up, my Really Really Dark Matter Theory. I need a grant.


24 posted on 04/18/2012 12:31:01 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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Lots of words to say “we really don’t know much.”


25 posted on 04/18/2012 12:31:09 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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First “they” come for the dark matter. And then “they” come for the rest of us.


28 posted on 04/18/2012 12:33:41 PM PDT by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds, in being a one term president.)
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Well dang, how could that be!
I mean we know everything about mass, gravity, the speed of light and the laws of physics here,
so they just have to apply precisely to the rest of the universe on a macroscopic scale………Right?
31 posted on 04/18/2012 12:36:10 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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Just a ping for keeping up on the latest in astrophysics. Interesting stuff.


43 posted on 04/18/2012 1:33:46 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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First “they” come for the dark matter. And then “they” come for the rest of us.


44 posted on 04/18/2012 1:50:21 PM PDT by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds, in being a one term president.)
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Buddy of mine and I were just talking about this over the weekend. We are amateur astronomers, and were out observing. I was looking at NGC 2419, a Globular Custer that is so far away that it might just not be part of our galaxy at all, but, just floating between the galaxies in the local group. We postulated that if the universe has an abundance of these clusters, many very small (NGC 2419 is fairly bright, but, is larger that many of the custers around the milky way) then the universe could be fairly full of these things and we wouldn’t know it.

Photographs show that most galaxies have an abundance of globular clusters ‘halo’ed around them. No reason to suspect that there aren’t more free floating.

Just speculating!


46 posted on 04/18/2012 2:27:55 PM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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Check his litter box.

49 posted on 04/18/2012 3:14:33 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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Man plans, God laughs.


54 posted on 04/19/2012 3:41:04 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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