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Proof of Dark Matter

http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2007/05/15/hubble-finds-dark-matter-smoke-ring/

For all you nerds out there who find this stuff as interesting as I do.

Wery interrresting. But can it fit in the gas tank of my Ford pickup?

I was under the impression that dark matter was spread evenly thoughout the whole universe, but if there are “clumps” of it and they are massive enough to be located, how long will it be before we start collecting it? And making bombs out of it?

Cool stuff.

If Dark Matter and Dark Energy turn out to be accurate descriptions of our universe, then everything we can see; all the matter and energy we actually can interact with is about 5% of the universe.

It might be that we live among and are made from the impurities of a mostly Dark universe.

[quote]Cunnivore wrote:
how long will it be before we start collecting it? And making bombs out of it?[/quote]

That’s kind of the problem. It’s “dark” because we can’t interact with it in anyway, shape or form. We only think it’s there because of its gravitational effect. We can detect a side effect of its presence, but have no idea (quite a few hypothesis, though) of what’s it made of. Same thing with Dark Energy.

[quote]Cunnivore wrote:
Wery interrresting. But can it fit in the gas tank of my Ford pickup?

I was under the impression that dark matter was spread evenly thoughout the whole universe, but if there are “clumps” of it and they are massive enough to be located, how long will it be before we start collecting it? And making bombs out of it?[/quote]

Well, since theoretically matter and dark matter cannot interact except on the gravitational level, a loooooong fucking time.

[quote]pookie wrote:
Cool stuff.

If Dark Matter and Dark Energy turn out to be accurate descriptions of our universe, then everything we can see; all the matter and energy we actually can interact with is about 5% of the universe.

It might be that we live among and are made from the impurities of a mostly Dark universe.
[/quote]

Are here we thought we were special huh?

And here I thought Western science had debunked the whole “insubstantial substance” idea.

Oldies but goodies, I suppose.

So we’re from the Dark Universe…cool!

We’re like badasses then. I bet the lightside guys are pussies whining about their father or something just cause they got their hand cut off or something.

Note to self: Invade light universe…watch scrambled porn which should come out high rez to my dark universe vision. Yay! Free porn! Let the invasion begin! Wait I have Free porn nevermind. :frowning:

that galaxy picture is fucking sweet