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NASA Announces Dark Matter Discovery
NASA ^ | Aug. 14, 2006 | Megan Watzke

Posted on 08/15/2006 9:45:42 AM PDT by zeugma

NASA Announces Dark Matter Discovery

Astronomers who used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 21, to announce how dark and normal matter have been forced apart in an extraordinarily energetic collision.

Reporters must call Megan Watzke at the Chandra Press Office at: 617- 496-7998 or e-mail: mwatzke@cfa.harvard.edu for participation information. Shortly before the start of the briefing, images and graphics about the research will be posted at: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/1e0657/

Briefing participants:
- Maxim Markevitch, astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Mass.
- Doug Clowe, postdoctoral fellow, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.
- Sean Carroll, assistant professor of physics, University of Chicago, Ill.

A video file about the discovery will air on NASA TV at noon, Aug. 21. Audio of the event will be streamed live on the Web at: http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio

For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For information about NASA and agency programs, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/home


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chandra; darkmatter; nasa
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This should be interesting.
1 posted on 08/15/2006 9:45:44 AM PDT by zeugma
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To: zeugma

dark matter?

discovered between the ears of Mahmoud Ahmahadnijob during his last physical.....hehehehe.....


2 posted on 08/15/2006 9:49:14 AM PDT by PAMadMax (Islam is the enemy of all mankind...AlJazeera is its PR Firm)
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To: zeugma
I want photos!

No, wait ...

3 posted on 08/15/2006 9:50:06 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Reality is not optional.)
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To: zeugma

They actually found proof of some Dark Matter? This should be big..


4 posted on 08/15/2006 9:51:45 AM PDT by Paradox (The "smarter" the individual, the greater his power of self-deception.)
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To: zeugma

If this stuff (dark matter) actually was 90% of the universe as claimed, all of us would be having to vacuum it up off our carpets daily.


5 posted on 08/15/2006 9:52:04 AM PDT by tomzz
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To: zeugma

NASA Reports Successful Probe to Uranus.


6 posted on 08/15/2006 9:52:45 AM PDT by eastsider
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To: zeugma

August 21st? Don't they know the world ends August 22nd? Not much time to enjoy the fruits of the discovery.


7 posted on 08/15/2006 9:53:31 AM PDT by tdewey10 (Can we please take out Iran's nuclear capability before they start using it?)
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To: zeugma

Separation of dark matter and light matter happens every Thanksgiving whenever you carve the bird...........


8 posted on 08/15/2006 9:53:45 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: zeugma

If this is the real deal, it would be great.


9 posted on 08/15/2006 9:54:09 AM PDT by linear (Zealotry paints in black and white; evil sees only gray.)
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To: zeugma
'One small step for man,' 700-box tape loss for NASA
10 posted on 08/15/2006 9:54:25 AM PDT by SuperSonic (Bush "lied", people dyed.......their fingers purple.)
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To: tomzz
all of us would be having to vacuum it up off our carpets daily.

How do you know you're not?

11 posted on 08/15/2006 9:54:36 AM PDT by OSHA (Lose money FAST playing penny stocks. Ask me how!)
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To: zeugma

I met the the 2nd guy listed (Doug) years ago. He seemed like a good guy. I hope for his sake that this is solid research.


12 posted on 08/15/2006 9:54:38 AM PDT by NinoFan
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To: Red Badger

I vote that this wins the thread. But where's the photo?


13 posted on 08/15/2006 9:54:55 AM PDT by tdewey10 (Can we please take out Iran's nuclear capability before they start using it?)
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To: Red Badger
Separation of dark matter and light matter happens every Thanksgiving whenever you carve the bird...........

Feh ... unless you get a free range turkey, these days it's hard to tell the difference.

14 posted on 08/15/2006 9:55:04 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Mad Dawg

Here ya go!..........

15 posted on 08/15/2006 9:56:51 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: r9etb

Parts is pieces parts..............(Old Wendy's commercial).......


16 posted on 08/15/2006 9:57:39 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: zeugma

A steaming pile of starship fuel!

17 posted on 08/15/2006 9:57:55 AM PDT by orionblamblam (I'm interested in science and preventing its corruption, so here I am.)
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To: tdewey10

see #15.....


18 posted on 08/15/2006 9:58:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: zeugma

sweet


19 posted on 08/15/2006 9:59:47 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (Islam is a subsingularity memetic perversion : (http://www.orionsarm.com/topics/perversities.html))
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To: SuperSonic

That's typical of NASA. They probably buried it out back in a field behind JSC.


20 posted on 08/15/2006 9:59:55 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (You! Shake your junk!)
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To: zeugma
Dark Matter is DNC code word for this guy:


21 posted on 08/15/2006 10:02:23 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: tomzz

In current brane theory, there are many brane combinations of space and time which effect particles bound to those branes. Gravity from the graviton particle (not found yet, but theorized) is the single force which is not bound by branes and the nature of gravity as a weak force marco-wise is theorized to be weak because it is spread across so many branes beyond our brane. If there are other branes not directly discernable by our brane, you literally could be vacuuming up dark matter, but there would be a 'mass/gravity effect that would not escape your attention. So, no, you wouldn't likely be vacuuming it up regularly if you don't find your 'bagged grit' to be unusually heavy.


22 posted on 08/15/2006 10:02:55 AM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: Mad Dawg
I want photos!

No, wait ...

Red Badger posted pics at #15 

23 posted on 08/15/2006 10:03:12 AM PDT by zeugma (I reject your reality and substitute my own in its place. (http://www.zprc.org/))
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To: Red Badger

ROFL!!


24 posted on 08/15/2006 10:03:51 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: RadioAstronomer

thought you might be interested ping...


25 posted on 08/15/2006 10:04:33 AM PDT by zeugma (I reject your reality and substitute my own in its place. (http://www.zprc.org/))
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To: MHGinTN

That's the same thing the Oreck guy told me.


26 posted on 08/15/2006 10:05:33 AM PDT by Buck W. (If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.)
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To: tomzz

Racist!


27 posted on 08/15/2006 10:05:35 AM PDT by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: zeugma

I hate when NASA teases so far in advance. This is an interesting finding...


28 posted on 08/15/2006 10:08:15 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: orionblamblam

One pound of it weighs 500 pounds!


29 posted on 08/15/2006 10:09:21 AM PDT by Hessian (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: tomzz

I agree. There is no such thing as Dark Matter or Dark Energy any more than there is a Darth Vader.


30 posted on 08/15/2006 10:11:15 AM PDT by true_blue_texican
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To: Red Badger
Separation of dark matter and light matter happens every Thanksgiving whenever you carve the bird...........

Amen!
31 posted on 08/15/2006 10:11:59 AM PDT by true_blue_texican
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To: MHGinTN
Correct me if I'm wrong but I'd like to clarify. "Brane" is short for membrane, the theoretical construct becoming popular as an explanation of the shortcomings of String Theory.
32 posted on 08/15/2006 10:12:25 AM PDT by Uriah_lost (http://www.wingercomics.com/d/20051205.html)
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To: BallyBill
It's no big deal, it's just that we're coming up to the next fiscal year for the Gov. (October) and NASA always has a major discovery, around this time of year, in order to get the slice of the pie that they need for research. It's not science, it's politics.
33 posted on 08/15/2006 10:15:01 AM PDT by Dr. I. C. Spots
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To: tomzz

Clearly you don't have white carpets.


34 posted on 08/15/2006 10:22:22 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Islam delenda est)
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To: zeugma

Liberal Intelligence? Sounds like a Dark Matter conspiracy to me.

/Sarcasm Off

35 posted on 08/15/2006 10:25:00 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: zeugma

hmmmmmmm I'm in the dark, does it matter?


36 posted on 08/15/2006 10:26:37 AM PDT by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: orionblamblam

The most common elements in the galaxy are dark matter and stupidity...


37 posted on 08/15/2006 10:28:23 AM PDT by RebelBanker (If you can't do something smart, do something right.)
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To: Uriah_lost

Somewhat. The membrane approach has led some to postulate multiverses or parallel universes. Strictly speakng, brane theory is involved with branes confined to the universe of our existence, though some interactions may not be as obvious as light (for instance). String theory will likley prove to be somewhat the state of our reality, though perhaps not having 26 dimensions.


38 posted on 08/15/2006 10:30:16 AM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: zeugma; mikrofon
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39 posted on 08/15/2006 10:30:59 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: zeugma

A question from the dunce in the corner: is dark matter the same as anti matter?


40 posted on 08/15/2006 10:31:06 AM PDT by reegs
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To: martin_fierro

I think Bob Ross's afro was made of up dark matter.


41 posted on 08/15/2006 10:32:20 AM PDT by reegs
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To: RebelBanker

All cats are grey in the dark matter.


42 posted on 08/15/2006 10:32:22 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: zeugma

bookmark!!!


43 posted on 08/15/2006 10:32:41 AM PDT by betty boop (The universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose. -J.B.S. Haldane)
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To: reegs
A question from the dunce in the corner: is dark matter the same as anti matter?

Nope.

44 posted on 08/15/2006 10:35:41 AM PDT by js1138 (Well I say there are some things we don't want to know! Important things!")
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To: reegs

Nope.


45 posted on 08/15/2006 10:36:05 AM PDT by orionblamblam (I'm interested in science and preventing its corruption, so here I am.)
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To: true_blue_texican
There is no such thing as Dark Matter or Dark Energy
any more than there is a Darth Vader

There is, however, a Dark Helmet...


46 posted on 08/15/2006 10:36:19 AM PDT by mikrofon (Spaceballs)
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To: zeugma

47 posted on 08/15/2006 10:36:29 AM PDT by Screamname (Batman and Godzilla : When will they fight?)
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To: reegs
A question from the dunce in the corner: is dark matter the same as anti matter?

Nope. Dark matter is a rather 'exotic' type of matter that has been proposed to explain (among other things) the fact that galaxies 'weigh' a heck of a lot more than they should if we take into account all the matter that we can observe. Dark matter may also have some repellant properties (I can see the jokes coming on this), due to the observation that the universe's expansion appears to be accelerating.

Antimatter is fairly straightforward stuff compared to 'dark matter'. We can produce small quantities (small being a tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny microscopic speck) of antimatter in particle accelerators. To the best of my knowledge, dark matter has never actually been observed.

48 posted on 08/15/2006 10:38:10 AM PDT by zeugma (I reject your reality and substitute my own in its place. (http://www.zprc.org/))
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To: tomzz

If this stuff (dark matter) actually was 90% of the universe as claimed, all of us would be having to vacuum it up off our carpets daily.

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You mean you don't? Slob! :-)


49 posted on 08/15/2006 10:38:37 AM PDT by Rippin
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To: MHGinTN
String theory will likley prove to be somewhat the state of our reality, though perhaps not having 26 dimensions.

I found this recently. It's a flash presentation called "Imagining the Tenth Dimension". It describes 11 dimensions (numbered 0-10), and number ten seems to be the logical limit.

Imagining the Tenth Dimension

50 posted on 08/15/2006 10:40:03 AM PDT by forsnax5 (The greatest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.)
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