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Thu Feb 14, 2019, 02:01 AM

New Map of Dark Matter Spanning 10 Million Galaxies Hints at a Flaw in Our Physics




MICHELLE STARR 14 FEB 2019

An invisible force is having an effect on our Universe. We can't see it, and we can't detect it - but we can observe how it interacts gravitationally with the things we can see and detect, such as light.

Now an international team of astronomers has used one of the world's most powerful telescopes to analyse that effect across 10 million galaxies in the context of Einstein's general relativity. The result? The most comprehensive map of dark matter across the history of the Universe to date.

It has yet to complete peer-review, but the map has suggested something unexpected - that dark matter structures might be evolving more slowly than previously predicted.

"If further data shows we're definitely right, then it suggests something is missing from our current understanding of the Standard Model and the general theory of relativity," said physicist Chiaki Hikage of the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe.

More:
https://www.sciencealert.com/new-map-of-dark-matter-shows-something-could-be-wrong-with-the-standard-model

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Reply New Map of Dark Matter Spanning 10 Million Galaxies Hints at a Flaw in Our Physics (Original post)
Judi Lynn Thursday OP
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NeoGreen Thursday #2
Delphinus Thursday #3
NeoGreen Friday #4
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 12:28 PM

1. "...it suggests something is missing from....Model and the general theory of relativity"

"...it suggests something is missing from our....Standard Model and the general theory of relativity."

And that's a good thing! We learned something!! Now let's find out what we missed.....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 03:26 PM

2. To quote Asimov...

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Response to NeoGreen (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 07:26 PM

3. Love that quote!

I don't recall ever hearing it and it's great!

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 08:27 AM

4. Glad you like it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 03:45 PM

5. What does "slower" mean when time is relative?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 04:00 PM

6. Also if we abandon linear time then what we observe

and call “dark matter” due it’s gravitational effects could actually be a property of plain old matter which does not rest in a single state in a single time but rather is always in a changing state in changing time . When we use the interaction between electromagnetic radiation and so called matter to observe matter we may be like the blind man who feels the elephants tail. In other words maybe the “light” by which we see is an illusion itself.

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