Why Dark Matter May Not be so Dark After All

Why Dark Matter May Not be so Dark After All

"This image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope shows a ‘ring’ thought to be caused by dark matter, in the galaxy cluster ZwCl0024+1652. Scientists at Vanderbilt University have developed a relatively straightforward explanation for this mysterious substance." PHOTO: NASA/ESA “This image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope shows a ‘ring’ thought to be caused by dark matter, in the galaxy cluster ZwCl0024+1652. Scientists at Vanderbilt University have developed a relatively straightforward explanation for this mysterious substance.” PHOTO: NASA/ESA

“A duo of physicists at Vanderbilt University have proposed a straightforward model that could explain dark matter in terms of known phenomena.”

None of our editors and contributors had even hear of the Majorana particle theory of dark matter until last year. This theory may be about as valid as any other theory of dark matter; it does point out how much we don’t know.

Ron Theriault thinks the video clip is very well done and says: “I’m not surprised that it is done by the TED organization. I have long been a fan of the lecture series that they produce. It’s great to learn that they have a web site with many such clips! I can also recommend the TED Lecture hour for those interested in the freshest thinking of leading scientists and other thinkers.” TED lectures are available on PBS stations. Or you can view TED lectures on their website, Ted.com, as well as on the TED network if you have a video streaming service like Roku.

Robert Anderson says of this article: “This is a new hypothesis but dark matter and dark energy are old news. Scientists think that dark matter travels almost the speed of light and so is barely ‘there’; a Cosolargist might hypothesize that dark matter is 4th dimensional or that it is evidence of what we call Primordial Matter. Because of the large percentage (85–95%) of all matter being dark it is logical to assume that it is of a higher dimension and that physical matter is just the tip of the ontological iceberg.”

Read the entire article by Eoin O’Carroll posted online June 19th in The Christian Science Monitor.  Then let us know what you think.

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This was previously published on the Community Communique.

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